O quam suavis (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2013-11-09)  CPDL #30518:         
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2013-11-09).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 114 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Magnum opus musicum. Original key and note values. Editorial musica ficta clearly indicated.

General Information

Title: O quam suavis
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SATTBarB, G2, C2, C3, C3, F3, F4
Genre: SacredMotetEucharistic song

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1568 in Selectissimae cantiones, no. 1.22
    2nd published: 1568 in Novi thesauri musici (Pietro Giovannelli), Liber 1, no. 73
    3rd published: 1579 in Selectissimae cantiones 1579, no. 26
    4th published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 346
Description: The piece has an unusually wide range. The upper 5 parts are in high chiavette, whereas the Bass voice is notated in bass clef and has a deep range.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O quam suavis est.