O bone Jesu (Francesco de Layolle)
- Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2018-01-21). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 43 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Original pitch and note values. Three of the four voices are editorial, so this is partly a new composition, albeit in a style intended to resemble Layolle's, or at least similar repertoire of the same period.
Title: O bone Jesu
Composer: Francesco de Layolle
First published: 1525
Description: This is a motet from a collection probably published in Lyon in 1525 and which was devoted entirely to motets by Layolle, a resident of the city at the time. Unfortunately, only the tenor partbook has survived, which contains the information that O bone Jesu was scored for four voices.
Original text and translations
O bone Jesu, salvator mundi, iustos conserva,
Kind Jesus, saviour of the world, save the just,