Veni Sancte Spiritus a 6 (Adrian Willaert)

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  • (Posted 2018-10-29)  CPDL #51623: 
Original pitch (high chiavette):      
Transposed down a minor third:       - Alto is in tenor clef (12 pages)
Transposed down a fourth:       - Mezzosoprano and Alto are in tenor clef.
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-10-29).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 199 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1559 print. Original note values. Sextus (Mezzosoprano) notated in different key than the other voices.

General Information

Title: Veni Sancte Spiritus a 6
Composer: Adrian Willaert

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SMsATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1559 in Musica nova, no. 1.11
Description: The Mezzosoprano (Sextus) and the Tenor II (Quintus) sing a canon in the fifth. So whereas the piece is notated in F major, the Sextus is notated a fifth higher in C major.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Veni Sancte Spiritus.