Usquequo Domine (Cipriano de Rore)

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  • (Posted 2021-09-21)  CPDL #65850: 
Original key (high chiavette):   (MIDI)    
Transposed down a minor third:   (MIDI)   - Alto in octave transposed violin clef.
Transposed down a fourth:   (MIDI)   - Alto in octave transposed violin clef.
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2021-09-21).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 161 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1545 print. One note in Secunda pars corrected (duration halved). The second instance of triple time in Secunda pars in the original is notated in black notes. Original note values.
  • (Posted 2015-07-19)  CPDL #36171:     
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2015-07-19).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 1.21 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From Rore's second book of five-voice motets, 1545. Our source: Cipriani Rore Opera omnia, ed. Bernhard Meier, CMM 141, 1959. Notation here is at the original pitch, with time values halved. Translation and presentation by John Hetland and the Renaissance Street Singers. 8 Jul 2014.

General Information

Title: Usquequo Domine
Composer: Cipriano de Rore

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1545 in Motetta 5vv, no. 11
    2nd published: 1595 in Sacrae cantiones, no. 22
Description: Psalm 12 (Hebrew 13)

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 13.