A solis ortus cardine (Balthasar Resinarius)

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  • (Posted 2022-07-28)  CPDL #70173:     
Editor: Drew Sellis (submitted 2022-07-28).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a major second to be suited to an SATB choir.
  • (Posted 2022-07-15)  CPDL #70028:     
Editor: Drew Sellis (submitted 2022-07-15).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original pitch retained, note values halved. Plainsong for missing verses editorially supplied. Ficta/recta added above the note. Two endings written out with numbered brackets.

General Information

Title: A solis ortus cardine
Composer: Balthasar Resinarius
Lyricist: Coelius Sedulius
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredOffice hymn for Christmas

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript 1548 in D-ERu 473-2, no. 1
Description: Polyphonic setting of verses 2, 4, and 6 of the hymn 'A solis ortus cardine', implying alternatim with plainsong which has been editorially supplied. Allusion to the plainsong melody in the Discantus. Resinarius gives two endings which end in different modes, although the second ending in the Bassus part has been crossed out all three times.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at A solis ortus cardine.