Ab Oriente venerunt Magi (Jacob Handl)

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  • (Posted 2016-12-27)  CPDL #42421:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-12-27).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 58 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From Proske. Clefs modernised & note values halved. Transposed up a tone from the original.
  • (Posted 2003-08-26)  CPDL #05565:   
Editor: Roberto Di Cecco (submitted 2003-08-26).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 36 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: written in original C clefs. Differs from Proske edition in Tenor, at Myr-rham se-. Proske has DCB, whereas this edition has B for all three notes.
  • (Posted 1999-06-16)  CPDL #00176:        (Finale 1998)
Editor: Rafael Ornes (submitted 1999-06-16).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 77 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed a minor third higher. Accords with Proske edition.

General Information

Title: Ab Oriente Venerunt Magi

Composer: Jacob Handl

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotetMagnificat antiphon for Epiphany

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1586 in Opus musicum, Volume 1, no. 62
    2nd published: 1854 in Musica Divina Vol. II (Carl Proske), p. 25

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ab oriente.