Surrexit pastor bonus (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2018-02-09)  CPDL #48748: 
Original pitch (C):         - High chiavette
Transposed down a tone (B flat):      
Transposed down a minor third (A):      
Transposed down a fourth (G):       - Alto in transposed violin clef.
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-02-09).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 106 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1562 print. Original note-values.
  • (Posted 2017-10-24)  CPDL #46999:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-10-24).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Sammlung ausgezeichneter Kompositionen für die Kirche III (Stephan Lück, 1907). In B flat.
  • (Posted 2011-05-08)  CPDL #23503:        (Finale 2009)
Editor: Paul R. Marchesano (submitted 2011-05-08).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 136 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In B flat.
  • (Posted 2010-08-21)  CPDL #22165:       
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2010-08-21).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 255 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Arista Music Co., Brooklyn. Translation and presentation by John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers. In B flat.

General Information

Title: Surrexit pastor bonus
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1562 in Sacrae cantiones quinque vocum, no. 19
    2nd published: 1596 in Responsoria antiphonae et hymni (Johannes Matelart), no. 17
    3rd published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 175
    4th published: 1907 in Sammlung ausgezeichneter Kompositionen für die Kirche, no. 3.22

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Surrexit pastor bonus.

Latin.png Latin text

Surrexit pastor bonus,
qui animam suam posuit pro ovibus suis,
et pro grege suo mori dignatus est, alleluia.
(Matins Responsory, Easter Monday; cf. John 10:11)

English.png English translation

The good shepherd has arisen,
who laid down his life for his sheep,
and deigned to die for his flock, alleluia.
Translation by St Ann choir