Benedictus Dominus Deus Sabaoth a 8 (Andrea Gabrieli)

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  • (Posted 2011-09-10)  CPDL #24437:     
Editors: Sabine Cassola and Bruno Schiffel (submitted 2011-09-10).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 117 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2011-08-19)  CPDL #24190:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Lewis Jones (submitted 2011-08-19).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: From Concerti di Andrea et di Gio. Gabrieli, Libro Primo. Down a fourth according to chiavette.

General Information

Title: Benedictus Dominus Deus Sabaoth a 8
Composer: Andrea Gabrieli

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: AATBar.TBarBarB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella with colla parte mixed ensemble

First published: 1587 in Concerti di Andrea et di Giovanni Gabrieli, no. 1.20
    2nd published: 1590 in Corollarium cantionum sacrarum, no. 65
Description: The text appears to be of specific militaristic significance in Venice (there is also a parallel setting by Giovanni Croce). Possibly intended as a commemoration of the battle of Lepanto.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Benedictus Dominus Deus Sabaoth.