Lumen ad revelationem gentium (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2012-05-02)  CPDL #26074:   
Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2012-05-02).   Score information: A4, 16 pages, 1.33 MB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Complete. Transposed down a tone, for SSATTB
  • (Posted 2012-05-02)  CPDL #26075:   
Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2012-05-02).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 460 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Nunc dimittis only. Transposed down a tone, for SATTB

General Information


This work has been misattributed.
See notes for details and correct composer below or see the discussion page.

Title: Lumen ad revelationem gentium
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 4-5vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredAntiphonEvening Canticles

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript 1843 in SANT Hs 4008 – attr. to Palestrina, no. 5
First published: 1892 in Franz Xaver Haberl's Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Werke, volume XXXII
Description: Antiphon ad distributionem candelarum: 7 different settings (SATB, SATTB, SSAT, SATTB w/ cantus a fourth lower, SATTB, SATTB, SSATT) of the antiphon Lumen ad revelationem gentium for use on the Feast of the Purification, interspersed with verses of the Nunc dimities (4-5vv). It appears in one source under Felice Anerio's name, an attribution that Haberl considers the more plausible.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Lumen ad revelationem.