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Motet Translations

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: "Vinea mea electa"

Good Friday responsories

Vinea mea electa, ego te plantavi.
Quomodo conversa es in amaritudinem,
ut me crucifigeres et Barrabam dimiteres?

Sepivi te et lapides elegi ex te,
et aedificavi turrim.

O my chosen vineyard, I planted you.
How have you turned into bitterness,
so that you crucify me and release Barabbas?

I protected you and removed the stones from your path,
and built a tower for you.