Tiburtio Massaino
(c.1550 - 1609)

Cantantibus organis
(S.S.A.A.A.T.T.T.B.)
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St Cecilia's Day motet from Sacri modulorum Concentus (Op. 31), Venice 1606.
Lyrics: Anon

Cantantibus organis Cæcilia virgo
soli Domino decantabat dicens:
Fiat Domine cor meum et corpus meum
immaculatum ut non confundar.

Biduanis ac triduanis jejuniis orans,
commendabat Domino quod timebat:
Fiat Domine cor meum et corpus meum
immaculatum ut non confundar.

While organs played the virgin Cecilia
sang to the one Lord saying,
Let my Lord make my heart and my body unspotted,
that I may not be confounded.

Supplicating by two or three days of fasting,
she gave herself unto the Lord whom she feared,
Let my Lord make my heart and my body unspotted,
that I may not be confounded.