Ubi est Abel (Orlando di Lasso)

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  • (Posted 2015-12-21)  CPDL #37922: 
A4 size:
Original key (high chiavette):        
Transposed down a minor third:       - Alto parts in octave transposed violin clef.
Transposed down a fourth:       - Alto parts in octave transposed violin clef.
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Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2015-12-21).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 105 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Selectissimae cantiones, 1568. Original note-values.

General Information

Title: Ubi est Abel
Composer: Orlando di Lasso
Lyricist: Genesiscreate page4:9-10

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1567 in Primo libro de gli eterni mottetti di Orlando Lasso, Cipriano Rore et d'altri eccel. musici a 5 et 6 voci, Venice
    2nd published: 1568 in Selectissimae cantiones, no. 2.35
    3rd published: 1579 in Altera pars selectissimarum cantionum, no. 41
    4th published: 1604 in Magnum opus musicum, no. 231

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Ubi est Abel frater tuus, dixit Dominus ad Cain.
Nescio, Domine. Numquid custos fratris mei sum?
Et dixit ad eum: Quid fecisti?
Vox sanguinis fratris tui clamat ad me de terra.