Dum transisset (Christian Hollander)

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  • (Posted 2018-03-21)  CPDL #49115:     
Editor: Humphrey Thompson (submitted 2018-03-21).   Score information: A3, 12 pages, 135 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Edition prepared by Humphrey Thompson for Ensemble Pro Victoria's Tudor music series in Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge on 10 May 2017. The missing text from the Tenor part has been reconstructed by the editor.

General Information

Title: Dum Transisset
Composer: Christian Hollander

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1554 in Cantionum sacrarum liber 1 (Pierre Phalèse), no. 7
    2nd published: 1554 in Evangelia dominicorum et festorum dierum tomus primus (Berg & Neuber), no. 26
    3rd published: 1555 in Ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum, liber 10 (Tielman Susato), no. 9
    Manuscript ca. 1575 in The Baldwin Partbooks, no. 28
    Manuscript c.1560-1590 in British Library Add. MS 30480-30484 (Hamond Partbooks), no. 79

Description: This stunningly beautiful but very little known piece is copied in the Baldwin Partbooks and other sources, signalling its popularity in Elizabethan England. It has a clearly continental feel, although English influences are also clear. The composer was Dutch and died in 1589.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Dum transisset Sabbatum.