O sacrum convivium (Jacques Arcadelt)

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  • (Posted 2015-04-05)  CPDL #34979:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: Brian Marble (submitted 2015-04-05).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Higher pitch, in A, for sattb; a few editorial accidentals in parentheses.
  • (Posted 2015-01-09)  CPDL #34218:       
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2015-01-09).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Original pitches, original time values. Parts available at
  • (Posted 2011-02-19)  CPDL #22988:  Network.png
Editor: Daniel Mahraun (submitted 2011-01-10).   Score information: Letter, 13 pages, 164 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: In the SATTB version, the piece has been transposed to better fit modern, mixed ensembles. The score order of the two tenor parts has been reversed because of tessitura issues. Exchanges have also been made between the alto and tenor parts because of range; these are detailed in included editorial notes. The original ATTBB version is also available. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: O sacrum convivium
Composer: Jacques Arcadelt

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB, or ATTBB
Genre: SacredMotetEucharistic songMagnificat antiphon for Corpus Christi

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1539 in Moteti de la simia (Buglhat press, Ferrara), no. 3
    2nd published: 1555 in Evangelia dominicorum et festorum dierum tomus tertius (Berg & Neuber), no. 45

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Original text and translations

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