Al subir para el empíreo (José de Torres)
- Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2010-08-14). Score information: A4, 9 pages, 78 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: from the Música Colonial Archive.
Description: A four part villancico with a very high first soprano part. Although the 4th part is described as "tenor" the manuscript uses the alto clef for it. It is within the contralto range and is quite high for a tenor. It is possible, therefore, that the work as a whole was intended for women's voices.
Original text and translations
Al subir para el empíreo, el triunfante redemptor, previno el cielo fulgores, la tierra produjo flores, con que hacen la salva, a tanto esplendor, no la hay mayor, no hay mas belleza. Pues en este misterio, claro relució, y no es otro, no, poder inmenso es, y no es otro no.
When ascending into heaven the triumphant redeemer creates briliant light in the sky. The earth produces flowers which made up a splendid array. There is nothing greater, there is nothing more beautiful. It shone clearly in the darkness. There is no other such immense power.