possibly by Guillaume Dufay (c1400 - 1474)

Salve flos Tusce gentis
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG
 triplum
 Salve flos Tusce gentis, Florentia, salve,
 O salve, Italici gloria magna soli,
 Salve, que doctos felix
 Tot mater alumnos,
 Tot generas magnos consilia atque fide,
 Quae tot praestantes mire
 Integritudine gignis,
 Quae tot praestantes religione viros,
 Salve, cui debet quodcumque
 Est artis honestae
 Ingenii quicquid quicquid
 Et eloquii est.
 Salve, quae fama totum diffusa per orbem
 Et vehis et natos mittis ad astra tuos.
 Nunc cecini et gratis voces
 Placuere canore,
 Praemia, mercedes nec petiere simul.
 Fessus ego haud cantu,
 Vos en defessa canendo,
 Sed tu carminibus vive canenda meis!
 
Motetus
 Vos nunc, Etrusce iubar, salvete puellae.
 Sic sedet hoc animo
 Nec sine amore moror.
 Stant foribus Nymphis similes, stant
 Naiades utque
 Aut ut Amazonides aut procidives Venus.
 Fervet in amplexus atque
 Oscula dulcia quisque;
 Si semel has viderit, captus amore cadet.
 Ista, deae mundi, vester per saecula cuncta,
 Guillermus cecini natus et ipse Fay.

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title unknown, copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2009-01-08
Line count: 33
Word count: 147