Tollite portas (Lift up your heads, o ye gates) (Christoph Dalitz)

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  • (Posted 2020-04-10)  CPDL #57928:   
Editor: Christoph Dalitz (submitted 2020-04-10).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Edition for SABar with Latin text for Christmas. For an edition with English text, see the website given below.
  • (Posted 2012-02-07)  CPDL #25558:   
Editor: Christoph Dalitz (submitted 2012-02-07).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 21 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Edition for SABar with Latin text for Advent. For editions with English text, see the website given below.

General Information

Title: Tollite portas (Lift up your heads, o ye gates)
Composer: Christoph Dalitz

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB

Genre: SacredAnthemGradualOffertory for Advent or Christmas

Languages: Latin, English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2012
Description: The text "Lift up your heads, O ye gates" is used twice in the propers: first as a gradual in Advent, and second as an offertory at Christmas. There are settings for both occasions, each combining a polyphonic antiphon with the appropriate verses. Besides its catholic use as a Gradual in Advent and an Offertory at Christmas, it can also be used as an anthem in Anglican services.

External websites:

Recording: YouTube video (advent version in Latin)

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Tollite portas.