Virgo decus nemorum (Giovanni Croce)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2013-03-16).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Instruments may be used to replace or reinforce the voices. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: Virgo decus nemorum
Composer: Giovanni Croce
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1603 in Motetti a otto voci, libro primo, Edition 4, no. 14
Description: Written for St Mark's (Venice). This Christ-tide motet exploits the acoustics of that building in a madrigalian style used by his tutor Baldassare Donato in a parallel setting.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Virgo decus nemorum.