Te lucis ante terminum (Cosmas Alder)

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  • (Posted 2017-03-23)  CPDL #43717:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2017-03-23).   Score information: A4, 19 pages, 1.67 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Score and parts in a one source edition. The Canon between voices 3 and 4 is resolved and a separate part is included. Rehearsal midis (one for every part and voice of the motet) can be obtained by downloading the Lilypond source and processing it.
  • (Posted 2011-01-14)  CPDL #23006:     
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2011-01-14).   Score information: Letter, 14 pages, 133 kB    Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Musica ficta added.

General Information

Title: Te lucis ante terminum
Composer: Cosmas Alder

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: AATBarB, or ATTBarB
Genre: SacredMotetOffice hymn

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1568 in Cantiones Triginta Selectissimae, no. 24
Description: This motet is in three parts, corresponding to the three stanzas of the Compline hymn. The fifth voice (Altera vox) throughout is a canon at a perfect fifth above the Tenor part.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Te lucis ante terminum.