Miserere mei, o Deus (Giovanni Croce)

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  • CPDL #27060:     
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2012-08-31).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 152 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: No. 4 from "Septem Psalmi poenitentiales sex vocum"
Error.gif Possible error(s) identified. Error summary: Last page, m84, Quinta Vox's first note A should be B natural, confirmed by editor. Vaarky (talk) 19:33, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Error.gif Possible error(s) identified. Error summary: Last page, m9, second voice is missing one beat. Vaarky (talk) 17:22, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

General Information

Title: Miserere mei, o Deus (Psalm 50)
Composer: Giovanni Croce
Lyricist: Francesco Bembo

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1599 in Septem Psalmi poenitentialis, no. 4


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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 51.

N.B. This setting's text bears only a passing resemblance to that psalm, the source text having been paraphrased and cast in sonnet form by Francesco Bembo (1544-1699): there is also a contemporary translation of that sonnet in English, even more tenuously linked to a verbatim translation of the source text.