Haec est dies praeclara (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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Original key (high chiavette):        
Transposed down a fourth:      
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2024-06-07).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 106 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Palestrina Werke, 7. Band. The errors corrected against the online copy of the manuscript score in V-CVbav Barb.Lat.4184. Original note values.

General Information

Title: Haec est dies praeclara
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: Not published during Palestrina's life. Perhaps intended for Epiphany.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Haec est dies praeclara in qua salvator mundi apparuit,
quem prophetae praedixerunt, angeli annuntiaverunt,
cujus stellam magi videntes gavisi sunt et munera ei obtulerunt.