Miserere mei (Pierre de la Rue)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-01)  CPDL #45236:        (Finale 2012)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2017-07-01).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Miserere mei
Composer: Pierre de la Rue

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: AT
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1545 in Bicinia gallica, latina et germanica 2 (Georg Rhau), no. 87
Description: Attributed only to P.R. in the original, this work might also be by Paul Rebhun.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Miserere mei Domine
quoniam clamavi tota die:
laetifica animam servi tui,
quoniam suavis et mitis es.
(c.f. Psalm 86:3-5)

English.png English translation

Have mercy on me, O Lord,
for I have cried [to thee] all the day.  
Gladden the soul of thy servant,
for Thou art sweet and mild.