Gustate et videte (Charles H. Giffen)

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  • (Posted 2014-06-25)  CPDL #32319:       
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2014-06-25).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 116 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
Edition notes: The sound file plays the Antiphon, Verse, Antiphon, Doxology, and Antiphon (with final ending).

General Information

Title: Gustate et videte
Composer: Charles H. Giffen

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: ATB
Genre: SacredMotetCommunionCanon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: This is the Communion Antiphon with Psalm verses, from Psalm 33 (Vulgate) for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost or ad libitum use (it may also be sung as a motet). The Antiphon itself is a 3-voice canon, with the Altera Vox 1 pitched a perfect fourth above the Prima Vox, delayed by two measures, and the Altera Vox 2 pitched either an octave below or at the unision with the Prima Vox, delayed by three measures. The Psalm verses are set to a 3-part harmonization of the usual Mode III Gregorian Psalm tone.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 33:9 (Vulgate), plus 2-8, 16, 18-20, 23 for the Verses.