Crux fidelis (John IV of Portugal)

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  • (Posted 2017-06-24)  CPDL #45143:        (Finale 2012)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2017-06-24).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Edition notes: Arranged by Anonymous. Latin and English words. Transposed to F. Slight differences in note values and allocation of Latin underlay from di Marco and Fowler editions. Revised files uploaded 24/10/17.
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General Information


This work has been misattributed.
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Title: Crux fidelis
Composer: John IV of Portugal (attributed)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1869 in France. No known manuscript of the work exists. On stylistic grounds, it is generally recognized [citation?] that the work was written in the 19th century, and not by the 17th century King of Portugal. (Grove: Doubtful: Crux fidelis, 4vv, D-Dlb; ed. G. Schmitt, Anthologie universelle de musique sacrée (Paris, 1869)
  2nd published: 1907 in Sammlung ausgezeichneter Kompositionen für die Kirche, no. 3.17
  3rd published: 1933 in The Church Anthem Book, p. 22
  4th published: 1937 in A polifonia clássica portuguesa

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Crux fidelis.