In principio erat verbum (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2013-05-27)  CPDL #29248:    (MIDI)  
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2013-05-27).   Score information: A4, 14 pages, 213 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Magnum opus musicum, 1604. Original key (chiavi naturali) and note values. Editorial musica ficta clearly indicated. Midi files zipped.

General Information

Title: In principio erat verbum
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1566 in Sacrae cantiones liber quartus, no. 1
    2nd published: 1568 in Selectissimae cantiones, no. 1.2
    3rd published: 1579 in Selectissimae cantiones 1579, no. 2
    4th published: 1583 in Tabulaturbuch (Ed. Johannes Rühling) (Beyer, Leipzig), no. 8
    5th published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 376
Description: 3 part motet taking its text from the Prologue to the Gospel of St. John, the Gospel for Christmas Day

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at In principio erat verbum.