Completorium (Tomás Luis de Victoria)

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  • (Posted 2021-03-11)  CPDL #63429:   
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2021-03-11).   Score information: A4, 37 pages, 682 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A semi diplomatic edition, Chant sections in choral-notation or hufnagel-notation and transcript. The musical material from BSB 2,beibd 1, is combined with texts from Breviarium Tridentinum 1570.

General Information

Title: Completorium
Composer: Tomás Luis de Victoria

Number of voices: 4-5vv   Voicing: SATB, and SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: mid-17th century
Description: Polyphonic settings of "Deus in Adiutorium," the Psalms of The Compline, The Hymn, "Te lucis ante terminum", the small respond "In manus tuas" and the "Nunc Dimitis" from BSB 2,beibd 1. The Polyphonic settings are proposed to be by Victoria by E.C. Cramer.

Parts in this work

1. Deus in adiutorium – falsibordoni
2. The Psalms for Compline – in chant and falsibordoni
2a. Cum Invocarem – Psalm 4
2b. In te, Domine, Speravi – Psalm 30
2c. Qui habitat in adiutorium Altissimi – Psalm 90
2d. Ecce Nunc Benedicte – Psalm 143
3. Miserere, mihi Domine – chant, antiphone to the psalms
4. Te lucis ante terminum – chant and polyphony, hymn
5. In manus tuas – chant and polyphony, Responsorium
6. Nunc dimitis – chant and Polyphony
7. Salva nos, Domine – Chant from another source, Antiphone to Nunc dimittis

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Original text and translations

See individual movements for texts and translations.