Antonio Gualtieri
(1574 - 1661)

Ego flos campi
(S.A.A.T.T.T.B.B.)
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From Motecta Octonis Vocibus Antonii Gaultierii, Liber Primus. Venetiis. 1604.
Lyrics: Song of Solomon, ch.2, v.1-3

Ego flos campi et lilium convallium.
Sicut lilium inter spinas sic amica mea inter filias.
Sicut malus inter ligna silvarum, sic dilectus meus inter filios.
Sub umbra illius quem desideraveram sedi, et fructus ejus dulcis gutturi meo.

I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
As the apple tree among the trees of the woods, so is my beloved among the sons.
I sat down under his shadow, with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.