Plorans ploravit (Francisco Valls)

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  • CPDL #11915:        (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2006-06-16).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 48 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Irregular bar lengths have been retained. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Plorans ploravit
Composer: Francisco Valls
Source of text: Lamentations 1:2

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: AATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Violoncello accompaniment

Published: 1742 in Mapa Armonico Practico.

Description: Handwritten in score with irregular bar lengths. It is given as an example of the "melismatic" or "hyporchematic" style.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Plorans ploravit in nocte,
et lacrimae ejus in maxillis ejus:
non est qui consoletur eam
ex omnibus caris ejus:
omnes amici ejus spreverunt eam
et facti sunt ei inimici.

English.png English translation

She weepeth sore in the night,
and her tears are on her cheeks:
among all her lovers she hath none
to comfort her: all her friends
have dealt treacherously with her,
they are become her enemies.