Alleluja, vox laeta personat (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2016-09-27)  CPDL #41260: 
Original pitch:     (MIDI)  
Transposed down a fourth:   (MIDI)  
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2016-09-27).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Selectissimae cantiones, 1568, Nuremberg. Original pitch (high chiavette) and note-values.

General Information

Title: Alleluja, vox laeta personat
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1568 in Selectissimae cantiones, no. 2.33
    2nd published: 1579 in Altera pars selectissimarum cantionum, no. 38
    3rd published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 157
    Manuscript 1566 in Cantiones sex et quinque vocum (manuscript), no. 19
Description: Two part motet:

1. Alleluja, vox laeta personat
2. Alleluja, prae gaudio resultant

Part one is a contrafact of Lasso's chanson 'Veux-tu ton mal'.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Alleluja, vox laeta personat, vox jubilat, miracla praedicat,
et gratias Deo pias agit in aureo fidelium choro.

Alleluja, prae gaudio resultant tum divitum tum pauperum greges,
et unicum Filium Dei canunt quotcumque sunt in orbe christiani.