Cum ortus fuerit (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-29)  CPDL #52460:         
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-11-29).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1575 print. Original key (chiavi naturali) and note values. The Sextus and Altus are in tenor clef. The Sextus is notated in mezzosoprano clef (because it is a fifth above the Quintus, notated in Tenor clef), but it has an Alto range.

General Information

Title: Cum ortus fuerit
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SAATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575 in Motettorum liber tertius, 5-8vv, no. 20
Description: Antiphon for Second Vespers on Christmas Vigil. The Sextus and the Quintus sing in canon the plainchant melody in long note values.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Cum ortus fuerit sol de coelo, videbitis Regem regum,
procedentem a Patre tamquam sponsus de thalamo suo.