Salve sancta parens (Adrian Willaert)

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  • (Posted 2018-10-26)  CPDL #51598:    (MIDI)  
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-10-26).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 152 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1559 print. Original pitch (chiavi naturali) and note values. Quintus (the alto part) is in tenor clef.

General Information

Title: Salve sancta parens
Composer: Adrian Willaert

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SMsATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1559 in Musica nova, no. 1.15
Description: The piece is notated in F major. 4 voices of the 6 sing in canon. The Cantus (Soprano) and Quintus (Alto) sing a canon in a fifth, so Quintus is notated a fifth lower in B flat major, whereas the Altus (Mezzosoprano) and the Tenor also sings a canon in a fifth paraphrasing the plainchant melody. Here the Altus is notated a fifth higher, in C major.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Salve sancta parens.