Alma redemptoris mater (Andreas de Silva)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-21)  CPDL #45544:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2017-07-21).   Score information: A4, 16 pages, 106 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a minor third; otherwise as in the source except for one note altered in the Contratenor part in bar 125.

General Information

Title: Alma redemptoris mater
Composer: Andreas de Silva

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SAATT or ATTBB
Genre: SacredMotetVotive antiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1532 in Secundus liber cum quinque vocibus (Jacques Moderne), no. 1
    2nd published: 1534 in Motettorum, Book 3 (Pierre Attaingnant), no. 13
    3rd published: 1539 in Fior de mottetti secundus liber cum quinque vocibus (Antonio Gardano), no. 14
Description: A particularly charming setting of the well-known antiphon. The source has high clefs: G2, C3, C3, F3, F3.

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Original text and translations

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