Fuerunt mihi lacrimae (Alfonso Ferrabosco I)

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  • (Posted 2011-03-12)  CPDL #23260:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-03-12).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2006-01-07)  CPDL #10644:         
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-01-07).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 118 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In f minor (a minor third higher?)
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General Information

Title: Fuerunt mihi lacrimae
Composer: Alfonso Ferrabosco I

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB or TTBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: This motet was formerly attributed to Alfonso Ferrabosco II. See R. Charteris: ‘“Fuerunt mihi lacrymae”: Alfonso Ferrabosco the Elder or the Younger?’, Essays on Italian Music in the Cinquecento, ed. R. Charteris (Sydney, 1990), 113–30.

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Original text and translations

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Fuerunt mihi lacrimae meae panis die ac nocte
dum dicitur mihi quotidie, Ubi est Deus tuus?

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 42. (v. 4)