Giovanni Matteo Asola
(c.1532 - 1609)

Surge, amica mea
(S.A.T. (or A.T.B.))
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Edition offered at original pitch for S.A.T. or transposed down a fourth for A.T.B. Whilst not formally linked in the source, it is highly likely, given the similarity of style and of source of text, that this piece should be used as the second part of the motet preceding it in the collection, viz. "Surge, propera amica mea".
Lyrics: Song of Solomon 2:13,14

Surge, amica mea, speciosa mea, et veni.
Columba mea, in foraminibus petrae, in caverna maceriae, ostende mihi faciem tuam, sonet vox tua in auribus meis: vox enim tua dulcis, et facies tua decora

Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
O my dove, who is in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see your countenance, let me hear your voice; for sweet is your voice, and your countenance is comely.