Rorate caeli (Christoph Dalitz)
In Latin, "Rorate caeli desuper"
- 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"
- Editor: Christoph Dalitz (submitted 2023-06-07). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 102 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
- Edition notes: Edition with German verses.
Title: Rorate caeli
Composer: Christoph Dalitz
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.
Recording: YouTube video (Latin version with English subtexts)
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Rorate caeli.