Victimae paschali laudes a 4 (Anonymous)

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Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2021-04-25).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 110 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A semi-diplomatorical edition. The sections in chant not provided in the Ms. are included from Liber Usualis. As the Penultimate "Credendum est magis" was expurged in the Tridentine reform this edition gives an alternative text underlay of the ultimate verse "Scimus Christum surrexise" is provided for use in a liturgical context.

General Information

Title: Victimae paschali laudes a 4
Composer: Anonymous
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSequence hymn

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c. 1600
Description: The second setting of the even verses from BSB 1055. In this setting the polyphonic parts are largely in a Falsibordone style though the "agnus redemit oves" and "Credendum est magis" parts begin as a S-B duetto. The stantsas set polyphonicaly include the "Credendum est magis" stanza wihch was excluded from liturgical use in the Tridentine Liturgical reform and thus not included in Roman Misales and Breviers from the 1570 Missale Romanum onwards. The manuscript source does not include the odd verses to be sung in chant.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Victimae paschali laudes.