In manus tuas (for 3 Trebles) (John Geeres)

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Editor: Hugo Janacek (submitted 2022-01-04).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 98 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This edition is presented at the high pitch, suitable for SSSAT.
Editor: Hugo Janacek (submitted 2022-01-04).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 91 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This edition is presented at the low pitch, suitable for AAATB.

General Information

Title: In Manus Tuas (for 3 Trebles)
Composer: John Geeres
Lyricist:
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SSSAT or AAATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: ca. 1623
Description: This is a short setting of the ‘In Manus Tuas’, described in the original parts as being for ‘3 Trebles’. It is suitable for use as an introit or anthem, or as a response for Compline. The original part distribution is SSSAT. However, the original parts include an additional set of clefs and key signatures in the opening margin which, if used, cleverly transpose the piece down a fifth with no other alterations. At this lower pitch, the work may be sung by AAATB.

This work is currently known to appear in only one source. Sadly, that source is missing the book that would have contained the third treble part. The editions presented here reconstruct that missing part.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at In manus tuas.