O Rex gentium (Gierolamo Lambardi)

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Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2023-11-19).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 94 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A Semi-Diplomatic edition. A Gregorian melody-variant is included for comparison.

General Information

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1600
Description: The Sixth 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 22 December. The Setting is transcribed from the print Antiphonae Omnes Iuxta ritum Romani Breviarii. Bd.2, 1600. 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 Rex géntium,
et desiderátus eárum,
lapís anguláris,
qui facis útraque unum:
veni, salva hóminem,
quem de limo formásti.