Benedictus (Song of Zechariah) (Antonio Mogavero)

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  • (Posted 2020-07-18)  CPDL #59776:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2020-07-18).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 128 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original pitch and note values, with four editorial voice parts supplied.

General Information

Title: Benedictus (Song of Zechariah)
Composer: Antonio Mogavero

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredMorning Canticles

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1623
Description: Published by Alessandro Vincenti, Venice. A work for two 4-part choirs. Due to the loss of partbooks, only four of the eight voices are extant: Cantus 1, Altus 1, Tenor 2 and Bassus 2. However, as each of the two choirs is clearly treated predominantly in a homophonic manner, and both are equally represented in the extant books, it is quite clear where parts are missing, and approximately what they would have sung.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Benedictus Deus Israel.