Multae filiae (Melchior Vulpius)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-02-16).   Score information: A4, 13 pages, 126 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Multae filiae
Composer: Melchior Vulpius
Lyricist: Proverbs 31, v. 29,30create page

Number of voices: 13vv   Voicing: SSTT.SATB.AATBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First Published: 1602 in Cantionum sacrarum prima pars, no. 43.


Description: Strictly not for triskaidekaphobics

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Multae filiae congregaverunt divitias; tu supergressa es universas.
Fallax gratia, et vana est pulchritudo: mulier timens Dominum, ipsa laudabitur.

English.png English translation

Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.