18 New Translations

As I mentioned earlier, I have been asked to create singable translations for all the pieces at St. Cecilia Press, and I am happy to be able to say that I have finished! (Or, at least, I’m caught up until Monique adds more pieces.)

My recent translations include 16 pieces to accompany Monique’s editions, plus two I’ve done just on my own initiative. 🙂 They are as follows:

7 Motets

Aucun se sont – A Dieu commant – Super te

  • Date: 13th century
  • Composer/Poet: Adam de la Halle (b. 1245-1250; d. 1285-1288 or after 1306)
  • Manuscript: Montpellier Codex (13th century)
  • Original Language: French, Latin
  • Genre: medieval motet

L’autre jour – Au tens pasour – In seculum

  • Date: 13th century
  • Manuscript: Bamberg Codex (13th century)
  • Original Language: French
  • Genre: medieval motet

Iacob scalam – Pax eterna – Terribilis

  • Date: 15th century
  • Composer/Poet: Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz (c. 1400 – c. 1480)
  • Manuscript: CZ-CHRm 12580 (15th century)
  • Original Language: Latin
  • Genre: early Renaissance Motet

Ave Maria

  • Date: 16th century
  • Composer: Jacob Handl, aka Jacobus Gallus (1550-1591)
  • Text: Luke 1:28,42 plus traditional additions; present form set by the Catechism of the Council of Trent (1566)
  • Original Language: Latin
  • Genre: late Renaissance motet

Sub umbra illius

  • Date: 1560
  • Composer: Jacobus Clemens non Papa (b. c. 1510-1515; d. 1555 or 1556)
  • Text: Song of Solomon 2:3-5 (Vulgate)
  • Manuscript: Premier Livre Dv Recveil Des Flevrs Prodvictes De La Divine Mvsicqve a Trois Parties De par Clemens non Papa Thomas Cricquillon & aultres excellens Musichiens (1560)
  • Original Language: Latin
  • Genre: late Renaissance motet

Jubilate Deo

  • Date: 1585
  • Composer: Orlando di Lasso (1530 or 1532 – 1594)
  • Text: Psalms 99:1-3 (Vulgate)
  • Manuscript: SACRAE CANTIONES antehac nunquam nec visae nec typis uspiam excusae. Quatuor vocum. Recens singulari industria compositae et in lucem sine menda editae. Monachii excudebat Adamus Berg. Anno salutis MDLXXXV. (1585)
  • Original Language: Latin
  • Genre: late Renaissance motet

Ave verum Corpus

  • Date: 1610
  • Composer: William Byrd (c. 1540 – 1623)
  • Poet: traditional Catholic prayer, attr. Pope Innocent VI (b. 1282 or 1295; d. 1362)
  • Manuscript: Graudualia Cantiones Sacrae (1610)
  • Original Language: Latin
  • Genre: late Renaissance motet

4 Madrigals

Il bianco e dolce cigno

  • Date: 1539
  • Composer: Jacques Arcadelt (1507-1568)
  • Manuscript: Il primo libro di madrigali d’Archadelt a 4 voci (1539)
  • Original Language: Italian
  • Genre: madrigal
  • Form: through-composed

Voi mi ponest’

  • Date: 1542
  • Composer: Jacques Arcadelt (1507-1568)
  • Manuscript: Il primo libro di madrigali d’Archadelt a tre voci (1542)
  • Original Language: Italian
  • Genre: madrigal

Matona, mia cara

  • Date: 1582
  • Composer: Orlando di Lasso (1530 or 1532 – 1594)
  • Manuscript: Libro de villanelle, moresche, ed altre canzoni (1582)
  • Original Language: Italian
  • Genre: madrigal

O occhi manza mia

  • Date: 1582
  • Composer: Orlando di Lasso (1530 or 1532 – 1594)
  • Manuscript: Libro de villanelle, moresche, ed altre canzoni (1582)
  • Original Language: Italian
  • Genre: madrigal

3 Medieval Songs for 1-2 Voices

Tempus transit gelidum

  • Date: 11th-13th century
  • Manuscript: Carmina Burana (11th-13th century)
  • Original Language: Latin
  • Genre: goliard song

Humils forfaitz repres e penedens

  • Date: 13th century
  • Composer/Poet: Guiraut Riquier (c. 1230 – c. 1300)
  • Manuscript: Chansonnier La Vallière (13th/14th century [c.1300])
  • Original Language: Occitan
  • Genre: trobar
  • Form: ABABCDE, strophic

Acorrer-nos póde e de mal guardar

  • Date: c. 1270-1290
  • Composer/Poet: King Alfonso X of Castile (and probably other contributors)
  • Manuscript: Cantigas de Santa Maria (c. 1270-1290)
  • Genre: cantiga
  • Form: virelai

 

4 Renaissance Pieces for 2-4 Voices

Ach Elslein, liebes Elselein mein

  • Date: 1534
  • Composer: Ludwig Senfl (b. 1489-1491; d. 1543)
  • Manuscript: Der erst teil. Hundert vnd ainundzweintzig newe Lieder (1534)
  • Original Language: German
  • Genre: lied
  • Form: ABB, strophic

Pavane à quatre parties (“Belle qui tiens ma vie”)

  • Date: 1589
  • Composer: Thoinot Arbeau (1520-1595)
  • Manuscript: Orchesographie (1589)
  • Original Language: French
  • Genre: pavane
  • Form: AABB, strophic

In dulci jubilo

  • Date: 14th century (this arrangement 1610)
  • Composer: anonymous
  • Arranger: Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
  • Poet: attr. Heinrich Suso (1295-1366)
  • Manuscript: Musae Sione IX (1610)
  • Original Language: Latin, German
  • Genre: school song

Non nobis Domine

  • Date: 17th century
  • Text: Psalms 113:9 (Vulgate)
  • Manuscript: Bull Manuscript (c. 1620-1625)
  • Original Language: Latin
  • Genre/Form: canon
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