Tiburtio Massaino
(c.1550 - 1609)

Adjuro vos filiæ
(S.S.A.A.A.T.T.T.B. (or S.S.A.A.T.T.T.B.B.))
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From Sacri modulorum Concentus (Op. 31), Venice 1606. This edition is offered at original pitch for S.S.A.A.A.T.T.T.B. or transposed down a fourth for S.S.A.A.T.T.T.B.B.
Lyrics: Song of Solomon 5:8-12

Adjuro vos, filiæ Jerusalem, si inveneritis dilectum meum,
ut nuncietis ei quia amore langueo.
Qualis est dilectus tuus ex dilecto, o pulcherrima mulierum?
Dilectus meus candidus et rubicundus; electus ex millibus.
Qualis est dilectus tuus ex dilecto, quia sic adjurasti nos?
Caput ejus aurum optimum; comæ ejus sicut elatæ palmarum,
nigræ quasi corvus.
Oculi ejus sicut columbæ super rivulos aquarum, quæ lacte sunt lotæ.

I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved,
that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.
What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest among women?
My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.
What is thy beloved more than another beloved, that thou dost so charge us?
His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy,
and black as a raven.
His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk.