O Oriens et splendor lucis eterne (Gierolamo Lambardi)

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Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2023-11-19).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 93 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A Semi-diplomatic edition. A Gregorian chant variant is included for comparison.

General Information

Title: O Oriens et splendor lucis eterne
Composer: Gierolamo Lambardi
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAntiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1600
Description: The Fifth of the Large Antiphons for Magnificat, Anthiphones Majores, O Antiphones, that are sung before Magnificat at Vespers in the week before Christmas. This Antiphon is to be used on the 21 December. A Gregorian Chant melody variant is Used as Cantus Firmus in the Bassus Voice.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O Óriens
Et splendor lucis ætérnæ,
et sol justítiæ:
veni, et illúmina sedéntes in ténebris,
et umbra mortis.