Adoramus te, Christe, p.v. (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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Original key editions
  • (Posted 2003-12-16)  CPDL #06200:      (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Brian Marble (submitted 2003-12-16).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Parts given as SATB, but really the TTBB (or ATBB) original, with original note values as well, final A major.
  • (Posted 2002-11-28)  CPDL #04233:  Network.png
Editor: Marco Gallo (submitted 2002-11-28).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 39 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: listed alphabetically by composer. TTBB version in the original key, final A major, note values halved.
Transposed editions
  • (Posted 2021-07-10)  CPDL #65027:            Score video: Network.png (YouTube)
Editor: Catuí Côrte-Real Suarez (submitted 2021-07-10).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 37 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: For SSAT.
  • (Posted 2014-04-23)  CPDL #31758:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: Brian Marble (submitted 2014-04-23).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 42 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Arranged for SATB: transposed up m3 and SA swapped for most of it.
  • (Posted 2012-07-15)  CPDL #26773:   
Editor: Jan Pallas (submitted 2012-07-15).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SSAT version, up a minor sixth from original, final in F major.
  • (Posted 2012-07-12)  CPDL #26746:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-07-12).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Musica Divina Vol. II - Liber motettorum (ed. Karl Proske, 1854). Original key and note values (as in source document). This edition for SSAT, a perfect fourth higher than the TTBB versions above, final D major. Revised files uploaded 02/05/17.
  • (Posted 2003-11-07)  CPDL #05979:         
Editor: Bettina Blokland (submitted 2003-11-07).   Score information: A4, 2 pages   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: SSAA version at a minor seventh above the TTBB version, final G major, note values halved. Files recovered using
  • (Posted 2000-07-31)  CPDL #01203:        (Finale 2000)
Editor: Claudio Macchi (submitted 2000-07-31).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: TTBB version, transposed down a major second, final G major, note values halved.

General Information

Title: Adoramus te, Christe (pari voci), one of 2 authentic settings.
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: TTBB or ATBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1587 in Motectorum liber secundus, 4vv, no. 19
    2nd published: 1854 in Musica Divina Vol. II (Carl Proske), p. 119
    3rd published: 1902 in Frauenchöre (Paul Manderscheid), no. 9
    4th published: 1933 in The Church Anthem Book, no. 85

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Adoramus te, Christe.