Angelus ad pastores ait (Orlando di Lasso)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2020-11-15).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 226 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.
  • (Posted 2019-12-08)  CPDL #56206:       
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2019-12-08).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 85 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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  • (Posted 2012-11-09)  CPDL #27560:         
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2012-11-09).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Magnum opus musicum, 1604. Original key (chiavi naturali) and note values. Editorial musica ficta above the noteheads.

General Information

Title: Angelus ad pastores ait
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB or ATTBarB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1562 in Sacrae cantiones quinque vocum, no. 8
 Manuscript 1580 in Dow Partbooks, no. 17
  2nd published: 1618 in Florilegium Portense, Volume 1, no. 50

Description: Motet for Christmas. Used by Michael Praetorius as a contrafact for his Magnificat for Christmas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Angelus ad pastores ait.