O pulcherrima mulierum (Jacques Arcadelt)
- Editor: Daniel Mahraun (submitted 2011-01-10). Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 156 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: The piece has been transposed to better fit modern, mixed ensembles. The score order of the tenor and BI part have been reversed due to range/tessitura issues. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Title: O pulcherrima mulierum
Composer: Jacques Arcadelt
First published: 1539 in Quartus liber mottetorum ad quinque et sex voces (Jacques Moderne), no. 23
Description: The text is a compilation of paraphrases from the Song of Solomon. Details about the scriptural source(s) are included in the editorial notes. These compiled phrases are combined with a Marian prayer sung to a simple tenor.
Original text and translations
| Latin text
O pulcherrima mulierum, vulnerasti cor meum,
Most beautiful of women, you have stricken my heart,