Descendi in hortum meum (Cipriano de Rore)

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  • (Posted 2019-04-08)   CPDL #53916:       
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2019-04-08).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 122 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Mus. ms. B1. Original key (high chiavette) and note values. The original parts have "Sunamitis" (just as a few Vulgate manuscripts), but we opted for the much more usual "Sulamitis".
  • (Posted 2011-02-13)   CPDL #22970:  Network.png
Editor: Daniel Mahraun (submitted 2011-01-06).   Score information: Letter, 22 pages, 220 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Literal translation provided above the staff within the score.

General Information

Title: Descendi in hortum meum
Composer: Cipriano de Rore

Number of voices: 7vv   Voicing: SSAATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1559 in 26 Motets, no. 1

Description: Song of Solomon 6:11, 13a; Marian Antiphon.
Into the 4 part choir (Cantus, Altus, Tenor, Bassus) is inserted a canon for 3 voices: Altus II, Cantus II (a fourth above Altus II) and Tenor II (a fifth below Altus II).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Descendi in hortum meum.