Vivere vis recte (Nicolas de Wismes)

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Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2020-06-27).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 1.51 MB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor 3rd. Note values halved.

General Information

Title: Vivere vis recte
Composer: Nicolas de Wismes
Lyricist: Jacob Micylluscreate page

Number of voices: 7vv   Voicing: SAATTBarB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1564 in Thesaurus Musicus (1564), Volume 3, no. 27

Description: In the source, the quintus (T2) part is marked "Canon", but the resolution to the canon (B1) is not provided. The bass part has a 2-flat key signature (before transposition); the other parts have one flat. Micyllus's Sylvarum libri quinque presents two poems under the title Confide et ama. The first, Confisus Domino, was set by Pinchon and by Lassus; both settings are included in Thesaurus musicus and feature the text Confide et ama ("trust and love", the motto of George of Austria (1505–1557), illegitimate son of Emperor Maximilan I and Prince-Bishop of Liège) as an ostinato. Vivere vis recte is the second poem, the first half of which was also set by Dyricke Gerarde.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Vivere vis recte.