Stella quam viderant magi (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2020-05-03)  CPDL #58442: 
Original key (high chiavette):        
Transposed down a tone:      
Transposed down a fourth:       - Alto in transposed violin clef.
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2020-05-03).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 120 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1579 Gardano edition. Original note values.
  • (Posted 2018-02-07)  CPDL #48729:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-02-07).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #23780. Note values halved. Transposed down a minor 3rd.
  • (Posted 2013-02-08)  CPDL #28237:     
Editor: Steven Marchand (submitted 2013-02-08).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Re-set from volume one of "Opera omnia Ioannis Petraloysii Praenestini" (Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel) edited by Theodor de Witt. Added modern clefs.
  • (Posted 2011-06-20)  CPDL #23780:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2011-06-20).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 98 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Pierluigi da Palestrina's Werke, vol. 1 ed. Theodor de Witt (Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel, 1881).

General Information

Title: Stella quam viderant magi
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredResponsory for Matins of the Epiphany

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1569 in Liber primus motettorum, no. 2
    2nd published: 1585 in Sacrae Cantiones (Friedrich Lindner), no. 7
Description: Matins Respond for Epiphany

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Stella quam viderant.