Veni in hortum meum (Nicolle des Celliers de Hesdin)

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  • (Posted 2018-03-21)   CPDL #49109:   
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2018-03-21).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 94 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Modern clefs; original pitch and note values. Although downward transposition would have been an option, it would have precluded the use of sopranos to perform the work, and it is not obvious what transposition would be most useful.

General Information

Title: Veni in hortum meum
Composer: Nicolle des Celliers de Hesdin
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAT
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1534

Description: A Song of songs motet published in Attaingnant's Fourth Book of Motets. The H of hortum would no doubt have been silent in French-speaking areas, and is mostly omitted in the source, except in the table of contents. The high clefs in the source (C1, C1, C2, C4) suggest that downward transposition for performance may have been an option. Although there are many motet settings that begin with the same words, the selection of texts in Hesdin's work is not a standard one.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Veni in hortum meum.