Alma Redemptoris Mater a 8 (Collegio Romano ms.) (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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Original key (F) - high chiavette:    
Transposed down a tone (E flat):    
Transposed down a minor third (D):    
Transposed down a fourth (C):     - Alto in tenor clef
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2019-04-22).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 67 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Palestrina Werke, Band 7. Original note values. In measure 28 in the Bassus the first dotted minim in the source is D, which we have corrected to C.
Editor: Casey Rule (submitted 2015-02-26).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: A tone lower, in E flat Major
Editor: Francesco Spiga (submitted 2015-01-20).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 315 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on Breitkopf & Härtel 1876 edition, with Mensurstrich layout. In original notated high clefs, in F (for SATB a lower pitch is recommended). Typesetter's notes in Appendix page.
  • (Posted 2013-09-21)  CPDL #30172:      (Finale 2012)
Editor: Edward L. Stauff (submitted 2013-09-21).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 509 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: In F; ed. for SAAB (from SATB); score includes list of editorial changes.
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-02-14).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 49 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A tone lower, in E flat Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
  • (Posted 2008-10-06)  CPDL #18108:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2008-10-06).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 40 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In E flat.
Editor: Abel Di Marco (submitted 2003-08-01).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 26.43 MB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: E major
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 1999-07-23).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In E flat
Error.gif Possible error(s) identified. Error summary: Missing syllable in underlay See the discussion page for full description.

General Information

Title: Alma Redemptoris Mater a 8 (Collegio romano ms), not to be confused with Alma Redemptoris Mater (voci pari) or Alma Redemptoris Mater a 8 (Capella Giulia ms)
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 8 or 4vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB in alternatim and together; also performable by a single choir SATB
Genre: SacredVotive antiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: As printed in the Palestrina Werke (Breitkopf, vol. 7: 73–75), this is a double-chorus motet in which chorus 1 sings from m. 1 to m. 16, chorus 2 from m. 17 to m. 33, and both choruses together from m. 34 to the end. This antiphonal work is a completely different setting from the two others in the Palestrina Werke, one of which is in fact for four voices and the other of which features some 8-part writing at the very end.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Alma Redemptoris Mater.