Plaude Laetare Gallia

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Lully's manuscript "Plaude Laetare Gallia"
The Grand Dauphin Louis, son of Louis XIV. (The Sun King)

Plaude laetare Gallia is a motet by Jean-Baptiste Lully (music) and Pierre Perrin (text), written to celebrate the baptism of King Louis XIV's son, the Grand Dauphin Louis, on 24 March 1668 (when he was 7 years old), at the chapel of the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye.[1]

Parts of Plaude laetare Gallia[edit]

Plaude laetare Gallia contains three parts: [2]

  1. Symphonie
  2. O Jesu vita precantium
  3. Vivat regnet princeps fidelis

Text[edit]

Latin
1. Symphonie
Plaude laetare Gallia
Rore caelesti rigantur lilia,
Sacro Delphinus fonte lavatur
Et christianus Christo dicatur.
2. O Jesu vita precantium
O Jesu vita precantium
O Jesu vita credentium
Exaudi vota precantium
3. Vivat regnet princeps fidelis
Vivat regnet princeps fidelis
Semper justus, semper victor, semper augustus
Triumphet in caelis
Et sempiterna luceat corona.
English
1. Symphonie
Rejoice and sing, France:
the lily is bathed with heavenly dew.
The Dauphin is bathed in the sacred font
and the Christian is dedicated to Christ.
2. O Jesu vita precantium
O Jesu, life to those who pray,
O Jesu, life to those who believe,
Hear the prayer of thy supplicants.
3. Vivat regnet princeps fidelis
Long may the loyal Prince live and reign,
Ever just, ever victorious, ever royal,
May he triumph in heaven
And may his crown shine for ever.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Louis de Bourbon, dauphin de France (1661 - 1711) geni.com (French)
  2. ^ Lully: Grands Motets, Vol 1 (Te Deum; Miserere; Plaude laetare Gallia) /Le Concert Spirituel * Niquet Amazon.com