The Renaissance Singer

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General information

Title: The Renaissance Singer
Editor / Compiler: Thomas Dunn

Publisher: E. C. Schirmer, Boston, MA USA

Price: $15.50 (available for purchase from Sheet Music Plus)

ISBN-10: Unknown
ISBN-13: Unknown

Voicing of works: SATB; optional organ accompaniments provided

Publication date and place: 1976 by E. C. Schirmer in Boston.


  • With an Essay on Renaissance performance practice by Joseph Dyer.
  • Special note on copyright for users in the U.S.: Even though all of the contents of the volume appear to be in the public domain, under U.S. copyright law, creating a compilation is defined as editorial content, and as such, even though individual items are in the public domain in the U.S., E. C. Schirmer asserts a copyright in the collection of these items, in this order.
  • Texts are in their original languages, with English provided for those items with non-English original texts.
  • The source, original liturgical usage, and where the original is in a language other than English, a translation, are provided for each item.


The original publication includes indexes by:

  • Composer
  • Liturgical Use
  • Collated titles, both Latin and English

and also includes an index of illustrations.

Tip: Titles in the left column which appear in blue are hyperlinks to the score page on CPDL - click on them for free editions.

Page Title Composer
3 Angelus autem Domini Felice Anerio
9 Ave verum corpus William Byrd
17 Ecce quomodo moritur Jacob Handl
23 Angelus ad pastores Hans Leo Hassler
32 Cantate Domino Hans Leo Hassler
39 Tenebræ factæ sunt Marco Antonio Ingegneri
44 Inimici autem Orlando di Lasso
48 Agnus Dei Thomas Morley
53 Hodie nobis cœlorum Rex Giovanni Battista Nanino
62 Diffusa est gratia Giovanni Battista Nanino
67 Adoramus te, Christe Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
72 Miserere Nostri, Domine Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
81 O Rex gloriæ Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
94 Sicut Cervus Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
101 En natus est Emmanuel Michael Praetorius
108 In Natali Domini Michael Praetorius
113 If ye love me Thomas Tallis
118 Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes Tomás Luis de Victoria
129 Eram quasi agnus Tomás Luis de Victoria
137 Jesus dulcis memoria Tomás Luis de Victoria
141 Nobis datus Tomás Luis de Victoria
148 O vos omnes Tomás Luis de Victoria
155 Vere languores nostros Tomás Luis de Victoria
163 O Domine Jesu Christ Anonymous