O quam dulcis (Jean Richafort)
- Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2019-03-16). Score information: A4, 7 pages Copyright: CC BY SA
- Edition notes: At original pitch. Original note values are retained, except in the tripla section where note values are halved.
Title: O quam dulcis (2.p. Ecce quam bonum)
Composer: Jean Richafort
Lyricist: Girolamo Savonarola
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Motet, Responsory for for the Feast of Many Martyrs
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1534 in Motettorum, Book 2 (Pierre Attaingnant), no. 15
Description: The text of this motet is a combination of a Savonarolan prayer and the first verse of Psalm 132 (Vulgate), which was a motto of Savonarola and his followers. For editions of the latter part only, see Ecce quam bonum (Jean Richafort).
Original text and translations
| Latin text
O quam dulcis et quam beáta, [N], fratérnitas,
| English translation
O how sweet and how blessed, [N], is brotherly love,