O amica mea (Thomas Morley)

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  • (Posted 2016-07-14)   CPDL #40338:       
Editor: Claude Tallet (submitted 2016-07-14).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 361 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on IMSLP scan below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: O amica mea
Composer: Thomas Morley

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: A Plain and Easy Introduction to Practical Music (1597)

Description:

External websites: IMSLP link. Scroll down to 'O Amica Mea'.

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O amica mea, sunt capilli tui sicut greges caprarum quae ascenderunt de monte Galaad.
Dentes tui sicut greges tonsarum quae ascenderunt de lavacro.

English.png English translation

O my love, your hair is like a flock of goats, moving down mount Gilead.
Your teeth are like a flock of shorn ewes, that have come up from the washing. (Song of Songs, Chapter 4)