Magnum haereditatis mysterium (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2022-09-12)  CPDL #70764: 
Original key (high chiavette):        
Transposed down a minor third:       - Alto in octave transposed violin clef
Transposed down a fourth:       - Alto in octave transposed violin clef
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2022-09-12).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 109 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Palestrina Werke, 5. Band. Musica ficta occasionally differ from source. Original note values.
  • (Posted 2016-09-06)  CPDL #41023:      A tone lower:  
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2016-09-06).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: from Opera omnia V (Espagne)

General Information

Title: Magnum haereditatis mysterium
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotetMagnificat antiphon at II Vespers of the Octave of Christmas

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1564 in Motecta festorum totius anni liber primus, 4vv, no. 4

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Magnum haereditatis mysterium:
templum Dei factus est
uterus nesciens virum:
non est pollutus
ex ea carnem assumens:
omnes gentes venient,
dicentes: Gloria tibi Domine.