Quam pulchra es (Benedictus Ducis)
- Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2017-03-12). Score information: A4, 14 pages, 114 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Soprano, Alto II and Tenor II voices are a three in one canon with the lower voices a fourth and an octave below the soprano. The canon is resoluted in score. This is a single source edition with a diplomatoric aproach. Midis for rehearsal can be generated by compiling the Lilypond source file.
Title: Quam pulchra es
Composer: Benedictus Ducis
First published: 1545 in Concentus octo, sex, quinque et quatuor vocum (Salminger), no. 5
2nd published: 1568 in Cantiones Triginta Selectissimae (Stephani), no. 5
Description: Attributed only to 'Benedictus' in Salminger, assumed to be Benedictus Ducis by Stephani, it is also possible this work is by Benedictus Appenzeller.
Original text and translations
Quam pulchra es amica mea et quam decora columba mea (, soror mea†).
How beautiful art thou, O my love and how comely, O my dove (, my sister).