Angelus ad pastores ait (Claudio Monteverdi)

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  • (Posted 2018-08-12)  CPDL #50843:       
Editor: Peter Rottländer (submitted 2018-08-12).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2011-04-26)  CPDL #23438:        (Finale 2009)
Editor: Paul R. Marchesano (submitted 2011-04-26).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 85 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key one whole toner lower.

General Information

Title: Angelus ad pastores ait
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SSA or TTB
Genre: SacredMotetAntiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1582 in Sacræ cantiunculæ liber primus, no. 15
Description: This piece for three equal voices from Monteverdi's can also be sung by men's voices (TTB). The text is the 3rd Antiphon at Lauds on Christmas Day.

External websites:

  • Free choir training aids for this work are available at Choralia.

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Angelus ad pastores ait.