Sicut lilium inter spinas (Antoine Brumel)

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Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2020-01-14).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 109 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: At original pitch (for SATB or STTB). Original note values retained. Transcribed and edited from the earliest surviving printed source as detailed below.
  • (Posted 2015-03-10)   CPDL #34759:   
Editor: Steve Repasky (submitted 2015-03-10).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 91.7 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • CPDL #24158:     
Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2011-08-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 122 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed up a tone from the original key, for SATB. Underlay and barring revised.
  • CPDL #23816:   
Editor: Edward Tambling (submitted 2011-06-30).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 32 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a perfect fourth from the original key for ATBarB
  • CPDL #03987:     
Editor: Drew Collins (submitted 2002-09-08).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 138 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed up a tone from the original key, for SATB. Previously hosted on external site. Uploaded to CPDL server 2007-02-11.

General Information

Title: Sicut lilium inter spinas
Composer: Antoine Brumel
Source of text: Song of Songs, 2:2

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB, STTB or ATTB
Genre: SacredMotetAntiphon for Matins of the Assumption of the BVM

Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1520 in Antico, Motetti novi libro secondo [Venice] (RISM 1520/1)

Description: This short but beautiful setting from the Song of Songs survives in at least three printed sources and nine handcopied manuscripts (including the Medici Codex [1518] and Anne Boleyn Music Book [1530s]).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Sicut lilium inter spinas.