Veni in hortum meum (Peter Philips)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-03-10).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. Edition offered at original pitch (high chiavette) for SSATTB or transposed down a fourth for the same forces.

General Information

Title: Veni in hortum meum
Composer: Peter Philips
Lyricist: Song of Solomoncreate page

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1608
Hortus musicalis...authore R.P. Michaele Herrerrio (book 2), Munich, 1608.

Description: Very loosely based upon the Song of Solomon

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Veni in hortum meum, soror O sponsa,
et mala punicorum gusta fragantia siqua desideras
revertere ad tuos.
O suna mitis speciosa valde.

English.png English translation

I have come into my garden O sister my spouse
and the strongly scented pomegranates, as you had wished,
will once more be yours.
O meek one, intensely beautiful.