Dulces exuviae (Anonymous)
- Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2020-01-06). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 63 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Original pitch and note values.
Description: A setting of Dido's lament (Aeneid IV.651–4) which appeared in the manuscript Royal 8.g.vii, copied by Petrus Alamire and presented to King Henry VIII and his wife, Catherine of Aragon. The manuscript also contains settings of the lament which have been identified as being by Josquin, Mouton, Ghiselin and Agricola, but the composer of this one (probably likewise Franco-Flemish) remains unidentified. It is none the less deserving for that! The lower of the two middle parts would be as suitable for baritones as it is for tenors.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Dulces exuviae.