O Oriens (Carlo Gesualdo)

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  • (Posted 2013-11-16)  CPDL #30561:        Icon_ly_ext.png
Editor: Peter Hilton (submitted 2013-11-16).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 113 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Reconstructed Sextus and Bassus parts copyright ©2005 Joop Voorn, first performed by Maarten Michielsen & Cappella Gabrieli in Berlin in 2005.

General Information

Title: O Oriens
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredMagnificat antiphon for Vespers on December 21.

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1603 in Sacrae cantiones II, no. 5
Description: Part of the Sacræ Cantiones Liber Secundus, whose sextus and basses part books were lost and are reconstructed/completed in modern editions.

External websites: http://cappellagabrieli.nl/concert-2005-12.html

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae,
veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis.

Original text and translations may be found at O Oriens splendor. Gesualdo omits "et sol justitiae:" at end of first line.