Rorate caeli (Christoph Dalitz)

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In Latin, "Rorate caeli desuper"

  • (Posted 2013-11-07)  CPDL #30511:     
Editor: Christoph Dalitz (submitted 2013-11-07).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: The edition includes all plainchant verses in Latin.

In German, "O tauet Himmel den Gerechten"

  • (Posted 2023-06-07)  CPDL #74068:   
Editor: Christoph Dalitz (submitted 2023-06-07).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 102 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Edition with German verses.

General Information

Title: Rorate caeli
Composer: Christoph Dalitz

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAntiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2013
Description: The piece is not based upon the Gregorian introit for the fourth Sunday of Advent, but on the later (presumably 17c) antiphonal chant that gave the "Rorate Masses" their name. Only the antiphon is set polyphonically, so that the piece can be quickly learned by every choir. The style is Renaissance counterpoint.

External websites:

Recording: YouTube video (Latin version with English subtexts)

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Rorate caeli.