Francisco Guerrero’s five-part motet Prudentes virgines (wise virgins) sets a text based on the Gospel parable of the ten virgins (the parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins) it was first published in Venice in 1570. Guerrero was greatly admired by his contemporaries not least Alonso Lobo who based his Missa Prudentes virgines upon Guerrero’s motet. Enjoy :-)
Francisco Guerrero ( 1528 – 1599): Prudentes virgines
Prudentes virgines, aptate lampades vestras:
Trim your lamps, wise virgins: behold the bridegroom comes; go out to meet Christ the Lord.
Performers: Ensemble Plus Ultra conducted by Michael Noone
Score available from Nancho Alvarez’ site: Partituras de Francisco Guerrero