- CPDL #22268: (Finale 2008)
- Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2010-09-07). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 194 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: Filiae Israel
Composer: Antonius Gallus
Number of voices: 5vv Voicing: SATTB
Genre: Sacred, Motet, Lament
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1559 in Novum et insigne opus musicum
Original text and translations
Filiae Israel super Saul flete,
qui vestiebat vos coccino in deliciis,
qui praebebat ornamenta aurea, cultui vestro.
Quomodo ceciderunt fortes in praelio
Ionathas in excelsis tuis occisus est.
Doleo super te frater mi Ionatha,
decore nimis et amabilis et amabilis, super amorem mulierum.
Sicut mater unicum amat filium, ita te diligebam.
O daughters of Israel,
weep for Saul,
who clothed you in scarlet and finery,
who adorned your garments with ornaments of gold.
How the mighty have fallen in battle!
Jonathan lies slain on your heights.
I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother;
you were very dear to me.
Your love for me was wonderful,
more wonderful than that of women.
I loved you as a mother loves her only son.
(2 Samuel 1:24-27, New International Version)