Miserere mei Deus (Hieronymus Praetorius)

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  • (Posted 2019-03-25)  CPDL #53686:         
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2019-03-25).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1599 print. Original pitch (chiavi naturali - except for Soprano, which is notated in G2 clef, but does not exceed the range covered by the C1 clef) and note values.

General Information

Title: Miserere mei Deus
Composer: Hieronymus Praetorius

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1599 in Cantiones sacrae de praecipuis festis totius anni, Hamburg, no. 29
Description: The setting of the first verse of Psalm 51 (50), Miserere mei Deus. The piece quotes the melody from Josquin's famous Miserere.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 51.

Latin.png Latin text

Miserere mei Deus secundum magnam misericordiam tuam,
et secundum multitudinem miserationum tuarum dele iniquitatem meam.
Miserere mei Deus.