Ludovico Balbi
(c.1545 - 1604)

Plaudat nunc organis
(S.S.A.A.T.T.B.B.)
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Edition prepared by consulting Promptuarii musici (vol. 1), 1611 and Florilegii musici Portensis II, 1621.
Lyrics: Anon

Plaudat nunc organis Maria, et inter veloces articulos
tympana puerperae concrepent.
Concinant laetantes chori, et alternantibus modulis
dulcisona carmina misceantur.
Audite ergo quemadmodum timpanistria nostra cantaverit.
Ait enim: Magnificat anima mea Dominum:
et exsultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo.

Maria now gives praise on instruments, and with speedy fingerwork rattles the timbrels for a new birth.
Joyful quiristers celebrate in song, and in differing measures
add their sweet-sounding songs.
Listen then how our timbrellist celebrates through music.
For she affirms: "My soul doth magnify the Lord
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour".