De Lamentatione (John Mundy)

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  • CPDL #31634:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2014-04-09).   Score information: A4, 14 pages, 325 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from Oxford, Christ Church Mus 979-83. Transposed up a minor third for SAATB. Note values halved. The missing Tenor part has been reconstructed by the editor.

General Information

Title: De Lamentatione
Composer: John Mundy
Lyricist:

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published:

Description: Despite the title, not a setting from the Lamentations of Jeremiah, but a prayer against schism.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

De lamentatione Jeremiae prophetae.
Daleth.
Juxta est dies Domini et velox nimis.
Rogate quae ad pacem sunt, Jerusalem
et ecclesiam jam dolentem confortate,
jam errantem informate,
jam divisam integrate,
naufragantem ad portem reducite,
ne fiat illud schisma magnum
quod praeambulum erit Antechristi.

Lamed.
In cujus adventum de ecclesia
verificabitur illud Jeremiae prophetae:
omnes portae ejus destructae
sacerdotes ejus gementes,
virgines ejus squalidae
et ipsa oppressa amaritudine.
Tunc Petri navicula schismatico turbine diutius agitata
dissipatur in proximo submergenda.