Surge propera (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2017-02-01)  CPDL #42918:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2017-02-01).   Score information: A4, 16 pages, 122 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This edition is transposed down a minor third, and retains the original note values.

General Information

Title: Surge propera
Composer: Anonymous

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: STTTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1546 in Sacrarum cantionum, liber 2, no. 4
Description: Credited to 'Incertus autor'. Voices: Superius (G2), Contratenor (C2), Tenor (C3), Quinta pars (C3) and Bassus (F3). The first half quotes text from the Song of Songs, while the second half has a free text identifying the motet as being intended for the Nativity of the Virgin Mary.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Surge propera, amica mea, formosa mea, et veni.
Iam enim hyems transiit, imber ambiit et recessit.
Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. Tempus putationis advenit.

Hodie nata est virgo Maria ex progenie David,
per quam salus mundi credentibus apparuit.

English.png English translation

Arise, my love, my fair one, and come.
Lo, now the winter is past, the rains are over and gone.
Flowers have sprung up in our land, the time of pruning is come.

On this day the Virgin Mary was born of the house of David,
through whom the saviour of the world appeared to believers.