O memoriale mortis (Francisco Valls)

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  • (Posted 2006-11-03)  CPDL #12987:        (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2006-11-03).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 50 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The second and third verses of the hymn have been added editorially (in italics).

General Information

Title: O memoriale mortis
Composer: Francisco Valls
Lyricist: Thomas Aquinas

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAT
Genre: SacredHymnEucharistic song

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1742 in Mapa Armónico Práctico, no.  
Description: Facsimile manuscript, including this score published by Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas. Only the first verse of the hymn appears in the manuscript. It may have been intended that the second and third verses should also be sung, followed possibly by an "Amen". The composer introduces the score with the following comment (spelling modernised): "En el siguiente ejemplo se verá ajustado, con diferente letra, y como se ha de sacar, y volver a la cuerda de tono".

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Adoro te devote. (vv. 5-6,8)