Sitivit anima mea (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2016-08-01)  CPDL #40614: 
Original pitch (F): (Alto is in tenor clef)   (MIDI)    
Transposed up a note (G):   (MIDI)  
Transposed up a major third (A):   (MIDI)  
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2016-08-01).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 103 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Opera omnia Tomus V. Original note-values. Includes both parts: Sicut cervus and Sitivit anima mea. Midi files zipped.
  • (Posted 2014-01-12)  CPDL #30987:   
Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2014-01-12).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 551 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed up a major 3rd, for SATB. Includes both Sicut cervus and Sitivit anima mea.
  • (Posted 2012-07-25)  CPDL #26826:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-07-25).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 50 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Musica Divina Vol. II Liber motettorum (ed. Karl Proske, 1854). Original key and note values. Set for ATTB. Revised files uploaded 18/11/17.
  • (Posted 1999-07-27)  CPDL #00330:         
Editor: Rick Wheeler (submitted 1999-07-27).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In A flat.
  • (Posted 1999-05-19)  CPDL #00328:        (Finale 1998)
Editor: Rafael Ornes (submitted 1999-05-19).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In A flat.

General Information

Title: Sitivit anima mea
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB or ATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1587 in Motectorum liber secundus, 4vv, no. 10
    2nd published: 1596 in Responsoria antiphonae et hymni (Johannes Matelart), no. 11.2
    3rd published: 1854 in Musica Divina Vol. II (Carl Proske), p. 164
Description: Second part of the motet Sicut cervus.

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Text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 42, verses 2 and 3