Lauda 33 "Spirito sancto"

Description: 

2 sopranos, counter tenor, tenor, bass (SSATB)
Duration 4’
First performance Uncloistered, York

Text of Lauda 33 Spirito sancto

Spirito sancto glorioso,            Glorious holy Spirit,

sovra noi sia gratioso.              be gracious to us.

 

Ké con gran dolçore venisti,    You, who came with great sweetness,

La Pentecoste tu conpisti;        achieved the miracle of Pentecost;

Li discipuli rinpisti                   the disciples were filled

del tuo amore gaudioso.           with your joy-giving love.

 

Spirito sancto glorioso,            Glorious holy Spirit,

sovra noi sia gratioso.              be gracious to us.

 

Tu, dolçore cum dolçeça,         You are sweet with sweetness,

tu, soave cum piageça,             you are gentle with tenderness,

tu potente per forteça,              you are powerful with strength,

come Signor ponderoso.          as mighty as the Lord.

 

Spirito sancto glorioso,            Glorious holy Spirit,

sovra noi sia gratioso.              be gracious to us.

 

Garço dè la gran sperança        Garço [the poet] puts his utmost hope

a te, Cristo, per pietança;          in you, O Christ, through holiness;

tu n'ai facti a tua sembiança,    you have made him in your image,

prego ke ne dea riposo.            and I pray that you will give him rest.

 

Spirito sancto glorioso,            Glorious holy Spirit,

sovra noi sia gratioso.              be gracious to us.

 

Selene Mills

16 April 2008