Joannes est nomen eius (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2024-02-22)  CPDL #79226: 
Original key (voci pari in chiavette):        
Transposed down a fourth:      
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2024-02-22).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Magnum opus musicum. Original note values. The Cantus and Altus has Johannes, whereas the Tenor and Bassus Joannes. We chose the spelling Johannes.
  • (Posted 2012-06-14)  CPDL #26501:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-06-14).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 23 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Musica Divina Vol. II Liber motettorum (ed. Karl Proske, 1854). Original key and note values.

General Information

Title: Joannes est nomen eius

Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet for the birth of John the Baptist

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 77
    2nd published: 1854 in Musica Divina Vol. II (Carl Proske), p. 102
Description: The scoring of the piece is for MsAAT (the two middle voices have the same clef and range), which is just ATTB in chiavette.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Joannes est nomen eius: vinum et siceram non bibet, et in nativitate eius multi gaudebunt.

English.png English translation

John is his name: he shall drink no wine or strong drink, and many shall rejoice at his birth.