Nunc dimittis (Tomás Luis de Victoria)

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  • (Posted 2020-08-29)  CPDL #60319:   
Editor: Carlos Rodríguez Otero (submitted 2020-08-29).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 120 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the first edition, original note values kept apart from triple time sections, where they are halved. Transposed down a minor 3rd, following historical practice for high clefs and facilitating SATB performance. Original plainchant used and continued. Brief commentary at the end.
  • (Posted 2019-01-27)  CPDL #53052:   
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2019-01-27).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 38 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Major 3rd lower from Pedrell, with LU chant; antiphon Salva nos included
  • (Posted 2014-07-14)  CPDL #32447:       
Editor: Harrison Hackett (submitted 2014-07-14).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 699 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Major 3rd lower, in A-flat. Suggested intonation provided. Fuller edition notes are on page 2 of the score
  • (Posted 2011-03-18)  CPDL #23276:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-03-18).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 33 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reworking of #1159, with shortened note values and transposition down a tone to B flat. Missing plainsong sections added. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
  • (Posted 2004-10-19)  CPDL #08270:  Network.png PDF, PS, MIDI & LilyPond files
Editor: Nancho Alvarez (submitted 2004-10-19).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Listed under 'Otras obras'. Perfect 4th lower, in G. Full score and individual parts available as midi files.
  • (Posted 2000-07-19)  CPDL #01159:       
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2000-07-19).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 32 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
Error.gif Possible error(s) identified. Error summary: bass: last note in antepenultimate measure should be D; first note in 8th m from end should be dotted? also, new time indication at Et Gloriam section might make it easier for people sight-singing the score See the discussion page for full description.

General Information

Title: Nunc Dimittis
Composer: Tomás Luis de Victoria

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB or ATTB
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: First published in Missae, magnificat, motecta, psalmi, et alia quam plurima. Quæ partim octonis, alia nonis, alia duodenis vocibus concinuntur (Madrid: Typographia Regia, 1600) (RISM V1435).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Nunc dimittis.