O sacrum convivium (Giaches de Wert)

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  • (Posted 2022-09-02)  CPDL #70652: 
Original key (high chiavette):        
Transposed down a fourth:       - Alto in octave transposed violin clef.
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2022-09-02).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 99 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1566 print. Original note values.
  • (Posted 2016-07-31)  CPDL #40590:       
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2016-07-31).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 494 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Giaches de Wert: Collected Works, CMM 24, vol. 11, ed. M. Bernstein. Notation here is at the original pitch with time values halved in the first section and quartered in the 6/4 section. Translation and text underlay by John Hetland and the Renaissance Street Singers. 30 Jul 2016.

General Information

Title: O sacrum convivium
Composer: Giaches de Wert

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: MsATTB
- The lower 4 parts are in chiavette, Soprano is in chiavi naturali.
Genre: SacredMotetMagnificat antiphon for Corpus Christi

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1566 in Motectorum quinque vocum liber primus, no. 17
    2nd published: 1583 in Modulationum sacrarum quinque et sex vocum libri tres in unum volumen redacti, no. 29
Description: For Corpus Christi at Second Vespers. From Motectorum Quinque Vocum (1566)

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O sacrum convivium.