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torrvers.nwc (October 2002) 2 kB
|Full name of work:||Funeral Motet "Versa est in luctum"|
|Composer:||Torres y Martinez Bravo, José de (1670 (?) - 1738), Spanish|
|Lyricist:||(Words from the Book of Job)|
|First line:||"Versa est in luctum cithara mea" (My harp is turned to grieving)|
|Instruments:||none / Instruments: SATB|
|Name of file creator:||Ivo Swinnen|
|e-mail address:||ifs "at" skynet "dot" be|
|Comments:||This funeral motet is part of the "Missa defunctorum ad exequias Ludovici primi regis", the requiem mass composed in 1725 for King Luis 1st of Spain.|
The translation of the Latin text is as follows - My harp is turned to grieving, and my music to the voice of those who weep. Spare me, Lord, for my days are worth nothing.