Venit Michael archangelus (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2017-09-06)  CPDL #46250: 
Original key (high chiavette):        
Transposed down a fourth:       - Alto parts in transposed violin clef.
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2017-09-06).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 116 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1579 Gardano edition. Original note-values.

General Information

Title: Venit Michael archangelus
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1569 in Liber primus motettorum, no. 16
Description: Responsory without the verse for the Feast of Michael the Archangel.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Venit Michael archangelus cum multitudine angelorum;
cui tradidit Deus animas sanctorum,
ut perducat eas in paradisum exultationis.

German.png German translation

Der Erzengel Michael kam mit einer Vielzahl von Engeln;
ihm hat Gott die Seelen der Heiligen übergeben,
damit er sie in das Paradies des Frohlockens geleite.