O Emanuel Rex (Gierolamo Lambardi)

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Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2023-11-19).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 94 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A Semi-diplomatic edition. A Gregorian Chant melody Variant is included for comparison.

General Information

Title: O Emanuel Rex
Composer: Gierolamo Lambardi
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAntiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1600
Description: The Seventh of the Large Antiphons for Magnificat, Anthiphones Majores, O Antiphones, that are sung at Vespers in the week before Christmas. This Antiphon is to be used on the 23 December. A Gregorian melody is used as Cantus Firmus in the Bassus Voice.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O Emmánuel, Rex
et légifer noster,
exspectátio géntium,
et Salvátor eárum:
veni ad salvándum nos, Dómine, Deus noster.