O altitudo divitiarum (Cipriano de Rore)

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Original key (chiavi naturali):         - Alto in octave transposed violin clef.
Transposed up a tone:      
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2023-03-13).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 121 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1559 manuscript. Original note values.
  • (Posted 2010-11-05)  CPDL #22581:     
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2010-11-05).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 523 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on Opera Omnia, ed. Bernhard Meier, American Institute of Musicology, 1959. Notation here has been raised a tone, time values halved. Translation, text underlay and musica ficta by John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers.

General Information

Title: O altitudo divitiarum
Composer: Cipriano de Rore
Source of text: Romans 11:33-36

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1549 in Primo libro de motetti a cinque voci (Girolamo Scotto), no. 14
    2nd published: 1549 in Il terzo libro de motetti a cinque voci (Venice), no. 1
    3rd published: 1555 in Evangelia dominicorum et festorum dierum tomus tertius (Berg & Neuber), no. 6
    Manuscript 1559 in 26 Motets, no. 19

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O altitudo divitiarum.