Surge propera amica mea (Hieronymus Praetorius)

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  • (Posted 2020-01-19)  CPDL #56691: 
Original key (high chiavette):   (MIDI)    
Transposed down a tone:   (MIDI)  
Transposed down a fourth:   (MIDI)   - Alto voices in tenor clef
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2020-01-19).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 190 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1599 print. Original note values.

General Information

Title: Surge propera amica mea
Composer: Hieronymus Praetorius

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1599 in Cantiones sacrae de praecipuis festis totius anni, Hamburg, no. 25
    2nd published: 1603 in Florilegium selectissimarum cantionum, no. 58

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Surge, propera, amica mea, et veni.
Iam hiems transiit;
imber abiit et recessit.
Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra.
Tempus putationis advenit.

Surge, propera, speciosa mea, et veni,
formosa mea, columba mea,
in foraminibus petrae,
in caverna maceriae,
ostende mihi faciem tuam.
Sonet vox tua in auribus meis,
vox enim tua dulcis
et facies tua decora.

English.png English translation

Arise, make haste, my love, and come.
For the winter is passed,
the rains are over and gone.
Flowers have appeared in our land.
The time of pruning is nigh.

Arise, make haste, my precious, and come,
my beautiful one, my dove,
in the clefts of the rock,
in hollow places of the wall,
show me your face.
Let your voice sound in my ears,
for your voice is sweet,
and your face comely.