Quam pulchra es (Henry VIII)

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  • (Posted 2021-08-28)  CPDL #65621:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2021-08-28).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 278 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the sole surviving sixteenth-century source. Original pitch and note values retained. The critical commentary appended to the score includes the plainsong on which the work is based.

General Information

Title: Quam pulchra es
Composer: Henry VIII
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: AAT or TTT
Genre: SacredAntiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: A setting of a processional antiphon, probably intended for votive or non-liturgical performance. The text is a selection of phrases from chapter 7 of the Song of Songs.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Quam pulchra es a 6 (Orlando di Lasso).