Esteban Daza

Absterget Deus [Boyleau]


El Parnaso (1576), fol. 57


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Source title Motete a quatro de Simon Buleau, señalase la claue de C solfaut tercera en tercero traste, y señalase la voz del tenor con vnos puntillos.
Title in contents   Absterget Deus, a quatro, del mesmo auctor.
Text incipit Absterget Deus


Category intabulation

Genre motet

Fantasia type

Mode 1

Voices 4

Length (compases) 291


Tuning G

Courses 6

Final VI/0

Highest I/10

Lowest VI/0

Difficulty not specified

Tempo not specified

Song Text

Language LA

Vocal notation texted puntillos


Literal intabulation of both partes of this motet by Boyleau, “Absterget Deus” and “Non esurient”. This makes it a very long and difficult work to play.
The text of both parts is from the Common of Martyrs, cantus ID = 001212 and 006013b. It is derivd from Apocalypse 21:4 and 7:16.

Song Text

[1a pars]
Absterget Deus omnes lacrimam ab oculis sanctorum et iam non erit amplius, neq; luctus, neq; clamor sed neq ulus dolor quoniam priora transierunt .

[2a pars]
Non esurient neque sitient, amplius, neque cadet super illos sol, neque ulus estus quoniam priora transierunt.

Modern edition(s)

Boyleau, Simon. Motetta: quatuor vocem (1544). Edited by Sally Watt. Melbourne: Lyrebird Press, 2009.

Printed source(s)

Boyleau, Simon. Motetta in quatuor vocem nunquam hactenus impressa…. Venice: Scotto, 1544.