Hodie completi sunt (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2020-08-11)  CPDL #60128: 
Original key (high chiavette):   (MIDI)    
Transposed down a fourth:   (MIDI)   - Alto in transposed violin clef.
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2020-08-11).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 155 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1582 print. Original note values.
  • (Posted 2006-06-09)  CPDL #11814: 
Chiavette (original) Mixed Choir Men's Chorus
Transposition none perfect 4 m6
Score (PDF)      
MIDI file      
Notation file (Finale 2005) (Finale 2005) (Finale 2005)
Editor: Adam P. Cole (submitted 2006-06-09).   Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 620 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: The original manuscript was notated in chiavette, or "high clefs". The untransposed version posted here may work well for a women's ensemble, provided you have tenors capable of singing the C below middle C, or can employ a continuo instrument to cover the bottom line. Current scholarly consensus requires that such music be performed at a downward transposition of a perfect fourth relative to notated pitch, assuming an A is 440Hz standard. The version provided for mixed choirs meets this criterion. The setting for male choir is as performed by the Tallis Scholars, and is transposed down a sixth.

General Information

Title: Hodie completi sunt
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSAAAT
, SSATTB Genre: SacredMotetMagnificat antiphon for 2nd Vespers at Pentecost.

Language: Latin

Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1582 in Mottetta 6 vocum typis nondum uspiam excusa, no. 17
    2nd published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 341

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Hodie completi sunt.