Veni dilecta mea (Nicolas Gombert)

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  • (Posted 2019-02-22)  CPDL #53362: 
Original key (high chiavette):     (MIDI)  
Transposed down a fourth:   (MIDI)  
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2019-02-22).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 103 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the 1552 Gardano edition. Original note values.

General Information

Title: Veni dilecta mea
Composer: Nicolas Gombert

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1539 in Cantiones quinque vocum selectissimae (Salminger), no. 20
    2nd published: 1552 in Motectorum quinque vocum liber secundus, Venice, Edition 2, no. 19
Description: A motet in honour of the Virgin Mary in two-parts. The Tenor sings the cantus firmus: Sancta Maria ora pro nobis in both parts, whereas the other 4 voices sing words of the Song of Songs.
I. Veni dilecta mea
II. Nigra sum sed formosa

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Veni dilecta mea, et ponam in te thronum meum,
quia concupivit rex speciem tuam.
Cantus firmus: Sancta Maria, ora pro nobis.

Nigra sum sed formosa, filia Jerusalem,
ideo dilexit me rex et introduxit me in cubiculum suum.
Cantus firmus: Sancta Maria, ora pro nobis.