Jerusalem, surge (Carlo Gesualdo)

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General Information

Title: Jerusalem, surge
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo

Number of voices: 6vv  Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: Sacred, Motets
Language: Latin
Instruments: none, a cappella
Published: Gesualdo, 1611

Description: Response no. 2 of the Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Jerusalem, surge, et exue te vestibus jucunditatis,
induere te cinere et cilicio
quia in te occisus est Salvator Israel.

Versus: Deduc quasi torrentem lacrimas per diem et noctem,
et non taceat pupilla oculi tui.

[Quia in te]