Missa sine nomine a 6 (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2004-01-30)  CPDL #06624:     
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2004-01-30).   Score information: A4, 33 pages, 356 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: all 6 movements.

General Information

Title: Missa sine nomine a 6 (so designated by F.X. Haberl; since identified as a parody on an anonymous motet Beata Dei genetrix.)
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SATTTB
Genre: SacredMass

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1590 in Missarum liber quintus, 4–6vv, Rome, no. 8
Description: J. S. Bach had a set of parts copied (a tone higher in E) as well as instrumental doubling parts for the Kyrie and Gloria.

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Original text and translations

For information, refer to the Mass page. For texts and translations, see the individual pages:

KyrieGloriaCredoSanctus & BenedictusAgnus Dei