Pange lingua (1589) (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-13)  CPDL #47363:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-11-13).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Recueil des morceaux de musique ancienne, Vol 7 (Joseph Napoléon Ney). Clefs modernised. Original note values. A simple chant has been added for the first line.
  • (Posted 2016-04-12)  CPDL #39292:       
Editor: José Ignacio Pérez Purroy (submitted 2016-04-12).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 193 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Edición: Recueils de morceaux de musique ancienne, vol. 7, p. 383, Paris, ca. 1843 (Biblioteca Nacional de España). Note values halved.
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General Information

Title: Pange lingua in Festo Corporis Christi (unrelated to another setting)
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Lyricist: Thomas Aquinas

Number of voices: 4-5vv   Voicing: SATB, SATTB in last verse
Genre: SacredMotetEucharistic songOffice hymn for Corpus Christi

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1589 Hymni totius anni, no. 13
  2nd published: 1844 in Recueil des morceaux de musique ancienne, Tantum ergo and Corporis mysterium, nos. 84 and 87, Volume 7, no. 84
Description: Alternatim setting of odd verses, polyphony beginning at with the 2nd line, Corporis mysterium.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Pange lingua.