While I was researching this posting I came across this performance of Surge, propera, amica mea (Rise up, make haste, my love,) given by the Spanish choir Coro Musicalia at a concert given on May 20th 2012 at the Iglesia de El Salvador, Valladolid. I was impressed and enjoyed it greatly, I hope that you will too.
Surge, propera, amica mea, columba mea, formosa mea, et veni. Iam enim hiems transiit; imber abiit et recessit. Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. Tempus putationis advenit; vox turturis audita est in terra nostra. Ficus protulit grossos suos; vineae florentes dederunt odorem suum.
Rise up, make haste, my love, my dove, my fair one, and come. For lo, the rain is over and gone. The flowers have appeared in our fields. The time of pruning is come, the voice of the turtle dove is heard in our land. The fig tree hath put forth its fruit, and the flowering of the vine gives out its scent.
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