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Ego flos campi

Language: Latin

1  Ego flos campi, 
   et lilium convallium.
2  Sicut lilium inter spinas,
   sic amica mea inter filias.
3  Sicut malus inter ligna silvarum,
   sic dilectus meus inter filios.
   Sub umbra illius quem desideraveram sedi,
   et fructus ejus dulcis gutturi meo.
4  Introduxit me in cellam vinariam;
   ordinavit in me caritatem.
5  Fulcite me floribus, 
   stipate me malis,
   quia amore langueo.
6  Læva ejus sub capite meo,
   et dextera illius amplexabitur me.
7  Adjuro vos, filiæ Jerusalem, per capreas 
   cervosque camporum, ne suscitetis, neque evigilare 
   faciatis dilectam,  
   quoadusque ipsa velit.
8  Vox dilecti mei; 
   ecce iste venit,
   saliens in montibus, 
   transiliens colles.
9  Similis est dilectus meus capreæ, hinnuloque cervorum.
   En ipse stat post parietem nostrum,
   respiciens per fenestras, 
   prospiciens per cancellos.
10 En dilectus meus loquitur mihi.
   [Surge, propera, amica mea, 
   columba mea, formosa mea, et veni:]1
11 jam enim hiems transiit; imber abiit, et recessit.
12 Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra;
   tempus putationis advenit:
   vox turturis audita est in terra nostra;
13 ficus protulit grossos suos;
   vineæ florentes dederunt odorem suum.
   Surge, amica mea, speciosa mea, et veni:
14 columba mea, in foraminibus petræ, 
   in caverna maceriæ,
   ostende mihi faciem tuam,
   sonet vox tua in auribus meis:
   vox enim tua dulcis, 
   et facies tua decora.
15 Capite nobis vulpes parvulas quæ demoliuntur vineas:
   nam vinea nostra floruit.
16 Dilectus meus mihi, et ego illi,
   qui pascitur inter lilia,
17 donec aspiret dies, et inclinentur umbræ.
   similis esto, dilecte mi, capreæ,
   hinnuloque cervorum super montes Bether.


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G. Ghedini sets lines 8-10
G. Palestrina sets lines 8-10 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
G. Palestrina sets lines 16-17 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information

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1 omitted by Ghedini and Palestrina.

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Text added to the website: 2010-11-22.
Last modified: 2014-11-16 10:39:38
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I am the rose of Sharon

Language: English after the Latin

I am the rose of Sharon, 
a lily growing in the valley,
so is my darling among the maidens
like a lily among the thorns.

My beloved is my love
Like an apple tree in the forest
so is my beloved among boys

I delight to sit in his shade
and his fruit is sweet to my mouth.
He took me to the garden 
and gave me loving glances.

He refreshed me with raisins,
he revived me with apples;
for I was faint with love.

Hark! My beloved!
Here he comes, 
bounding over mountains,
leaping over hills.
There he stands outside our wall, 
peeping in the windows,
glancing through the lattice.

There he stands. 
My beloved said to me:1

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Based on lines 1-10.5
1 [sic] in Fine's setting - marked attaca to go directly into the next movement.
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Text added to the website: 2014-08-18.
Last modified: 2014-08-18 18:07:34
Line count: 23
Word count: 119