Pierre Bonhomme
(c.1555 - 1617)

Dum aurora finem daret
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A motet for St Cecilia's Day from Melodiae sacræ... Auctore D Petro BonHomio, Frankfurt, 1603. This edition is offered at original pitch (high chiavette) or transposed down a fourth for the same forces.
Lyrics: Anon

Dum aurora finem daret,
Cæcilia exclamavit dicens:
Eia, milites Christi,
abjicite opera tenebrarum
et induimini arma lucis.

As dawn came to an end,
Cecilia cried out, saying:
"Huzza, soldiers of Christ,
cast away the works of darkness
and don the armour of light".