Vox clamantis in deserto (Giaches de Wert)

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  • (Posted 2018-09-30)  CPDL #51399:         
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-09-30).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 112 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1581 print. Original pitch and note values. The mezzosoprano and the alto parts are in tenor clef.

General Information

Title: Vox clamantis in deserto
Composer: Giaches de Wert

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

Language: Latin
First published: 1581 in Modulationum cum sex vocibus liber primus, no. 8
    2nd published: 1583 in Modulationum sacrarum quinque et sex vocum libri tres in unum volumen redacti, no. 35
Description: All voices have an usually wide range.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Vox clamantis in deserto:
Parate viam Domini, rectas facite semitas ejus.
Omnis vallis implebitur, et omnis mons et collis humiliabitur,
et erunt prava indirecta, et aspera in vias planas,
et videbit omnis caro salutare Dei.