Thursday, 12 May 2022

Francesco Corteccia (1502-1571): O Paule Ursine (SSATTB)

The eighth motet of the Canticorum liber primus cum sex vocibus (Venice, 1571) by Francesco Corteccia was dedicated to Paolo Orsini, an Italian nobleman who married (and presumably killed) Isabella de Medici. The Quintus sings the words Uxor tua sicut vitis abundans in lateribus domus tuae. Filii tui sicut novelle olivarum in circuiti mensae tuae ("Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine: upon the walls of thine house. Thy children like the olive-branches: round about thy table").

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