De profundis (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2023-03-19)  CPDL #73116: 
Original key (chiavi naturali):       - Alto in octave transposed violin clef.
Original key (chiavi naturali):     - Alto in violin clef.
Transposed up a tone:      
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2023-03-19).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 149 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1584 print. Original note values.
  • (Posted 2012-09-13)  CPDL #27157:      (Finale 2011)
Editor: Kurt Pages (submitted 2012-09-13).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 438 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Revised and corrected version of CPDL #02831 (for details cf. CPDL #27151); with bar numbers and title page
  • (Posted 2012-09-12)  CPDL #27151:      (Finale 2011)
Editor: Kurt Pages (submitted 2012-09-12).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 468 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposition of CPDL #02831 a whole tone higher (equivalent to the pitch of Orlando di Lasso's time); altus part in treble clef; with bar numbers and title page. Revised (3 corrections) according to the new work edition "Orlando di Lasso: Sämtliche Werke, Neue Folge, Vol. 26, Die sieben Bußpsalmen mit der Motette Laudes Domini. - Kassel (et al.), 1995. - p. 173-185": 1) interchange of the two tenor parts: tenor 1 is "quinta vox" (tenor 2), tenor 2 is "tenor" (tenor 1) 2) bar 97, quinta vox, 2nd note "C" (not "C") 3) addition of missing bar 110.
  • (Posted 2010-09-24)  CPDL #22357:         
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2010-09-24).   Score information: Letter, 11 pages, 607 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Notation here is a tone higher than the original, with note values halved. Translation and presentation by John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers.
  • (Posted 2001-07-10)  CPDL #02831:     
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2001-07-10).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 177 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: 10 sections, Contralto part is in Tenor clef

General Information

Title: VI. Psalmus Poenitentialis - De Profundis
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SATTB or SSATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1584 in Psalmi Davidis poenitentiales, no. 6
Description: Penitential Psalm No. 6: Psalm 129 (Hebrew 130) plus Doxology. It's in five voices, SATTB, until the second half of the Gloria Patri, which adds a soprano divisi (to the final 25 bars of a piece with 165/166 measures). Title of the first printing (Munich 1584): "Psalmi Davidis poenitentiales … his accessit Psalmus Laudate Dominum de coelis"

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 130 and Gloria Patri.