Giovanni Paolo Cima (1570- 1630): Adiuro vos, filiae Hierusalem

This lovely solo motet was published in the Concerti ecclesiastici of 1610 it takes its text from the Song of Songs and with its vocal ornamentation is a fine example of Cima’s use of secular models. Enjoy :-)

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Giovanni Paolo Cima (1570- 1630): Adiuro vos, filiae Hierusalem

Adjuro vos, filiae Jerusalem, si inveneritis dilectum meum, ut nuntietis ei quia amore langueo.I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him that I languish with love.
Qualis est dilectus tuus ex dilecto, o pulcherrima mulierum? Qualis est dilectus tuus ex dilecto, quia sic adjurasti nos?What manner of one is thy beloved of the beloved, O thou most beautiful among women?  What manner of one is thy beloved of the beloved, that thou hast so adjured us?
Dilectus meus candidus et rubicundus, electus ex milibus.

Song of Songs: 5,8– 5,10.

My beloved is white and ruddy, chosen out of thousands.

Translation: Douai-Rheims.

Performers: Musica Figurata. Soloist: Santina Tomasello (soprano)

Score Available from here: Adiuro vos, filiae Hierusalem (Giovanni Paolo Cima) – ChoralWiki

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