Edition notes: Source: New Obrecht Edition, vol. 16, ed. Chris Maas, Utrecht, 1996. Notation here is a minor third higher than original with time values halved. Translation, text underlay and musica ficta by John Hetland and the Renaissance Street Singers. 23 Apr 2014
After fifteen hundred minus twice six years
passed since the birth of Christ, the Virgin's progeny,
Sicilian Muses wept as the Fates took away
Guillermus Obrecht, adorned with great worthiness,
On the feast of Cecilia, he who traveled thru the Cecilian
shore; the same begot the Orphic Jacob for the Muses.
Therefore a sweet song, gentle accompanying choir,
sing, that his soul may be carried to heaven
and given the palm. Amen
Eternal rest grant them, O Lord,
and may perpetual light shine upone them.