Missa Aeterna Christi munera (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2020-10-12)  CPDL #60861:     
MIDI files for the individual movements: Kyrie  , Gloria  , Credo  , Sanctus  , Agnus Dei  
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2020-10-12).   Score information: A4, 28 pages, 419 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Edited from Palestrina's Missarum Liber Quintus (1590) at source pitch and with original note values retained.
  • (Posted 2010-02-07)  CPDL #20909:      (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Steve Johnson (submitted 2010-02-07).   Score information: A4, 23 pages, 177 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: v1 posted 2010-02-07. v2 Revised 2010-02-09 to add missing Gloria and Credo. v3 Revised 2010-02-22 to correct error in Bass bar 33 of Sanctus.
  • (Posted 1999-10-21)  CPDL #00316:      (Finale 1998)
Editor: Boguslaw Krawczyk (submitted 1999-10-21).   Score information: Letter, 16 pages, 329 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SATB version.
Error.gif Possible error(s) identified. Error summary: Bass staff is missing in bars 33-40 of Sanctus

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Agnus Dei II

  • (Posted 2021-10-03)  CPDL #66028:     
Editor: Jeffrey Quick (submitted 2021-10-03).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 109 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Arrangement of Agnus II for 4 voices, for when you only have 4 singers and don't want to repeat Agnus I again.

Transposed Voci pari version, down a perfect fourth for men's voices


  • (Posted 2002-10-30)  CPDL #04134:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif A4, 3 pages, 43 kbytes


  • (Posted 2002-10-30)  CPDL #04198:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif A4, 4 pages, 64 kbytes


  • (Posted 2002-10-30)  CPDL #04317:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif A4, 3 pages, 48 kbytes


  • (Posted 2002-10-30)  CPDL #04490: Icon_pdf_globe.gif A4, 3 pages, 56 kbytes

Agnus Dei I

  • (Posted 2002-10-30)  CPDL #04667: Icon_pdf_globe.gif A4, 2 pages, 44 kbytes

Agnus Dei II

  • (Posted 2002-10-30)  CPDL #04702:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif A4, 3 pages, 56 kbytes
Editor: Marco Gallo (submitted 2002-10-30).   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Voci pari version, transposed a fourth lower for TTBB. Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus & Benedictus, Agnus Dei I & II (Credo missing). MIDI and NoteWorthy source files available, listed alphabetically by composer at: Network.png

General Information

Title: Missa Æterna Christi munera
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 4-5vv   Voicing: SATB
and SATTB, or ATTB and ATTBarB Genre: SacredMass

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1590 in Missarum liber quintus, no. 1
    2nd published: 1843 in Recueil des morceaux de musique ancienne, Volume 1, no. 2
    3rd published: 1907 in Sammlung ausgezeichneter Kompositionen für die Kirche, no. 1.5

External websites:

  • Free choir training aids for this work are available at Choralia.

Original text and translations

For information, refer to the Mass page. For texts and translations, see the individual pages:

KyrieGloriaCredoSanctus & BenedictusAgnus Dei