Alma Redemptoris Mater (voci pari) (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2020-12-04)  CPDL #61770:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-12-04).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 154 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: #28425, transposed down an octave for TTTB.
  • (Posted 2020-12-03)  CPDL #61754:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-12-03).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 157 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: #28425, transposed down an octave for TTBB.
  • (Posted 2013-02-28)  CPDL #28425:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2013-02-28).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 158 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SSSA version. Transcribed from Musica Divina Vol. III (ed. Karl Proske, 1859). Original key and note values. Set for SSSA. Revised files uploaded 03/12/20.
  • (Posted 2012-08-29)  CPDL #27031:         
Editor: Antonio Melis (submitted 2012-08-29).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 95 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: For SSSA. Note values halved.
  • (Posted 2005-05-20)  CPDL #09365:  Network.png
Editor: Abel Di Marco (submitted 2005-05-20).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 24.02 MB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: for SSAT.
  • (Posted 2001-03-29)  CPDL #02415:        (Finale 2001)
Editor: Claudio Macchi (submitted 2001-03-29).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 176 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Two sections, second part is 'Tu quae genuisti' (ID #2416) TTTB. Note values halved and transposed down a minor 7th.
Error.gif Possible error(s) identified. Error summary: m113 Bass should be whole D; m115 Bar. penultimate note c

General Information

Title: Alma Redemptoris Mater (voci pari), (one of 3 settings)
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SSSA, SSAT, TTTB or TTBB
Genre: SacredMotetVotive antiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1587 in Motectorum liber secundus, 4vv, no. 12
    Manuscript 1843 in SANT Hs 4008, no. 7
    2nd published: 1859 in Musica Divina Vol. III (Carl Proske), p. 496
Description: A two-part motet.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Alma Redemptoris Mater.