Nunc dimittis (Silla Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2018-08-25)  CPDL #50993:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2018-08-25).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 87 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a fourth.

General Information

Title: Nunc dimittis
Composer: Silla Palestrina

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSTTTB
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1572 in Motettorum liber secundus 5-8vv (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina), no. 25
    2nd published: 1590 in Corollarium cantionum sacrarum, no. 19
Description: A sonorous, if harmonically unadventurous, setting of the canticle. The clefs there were G2, G2, C2, C3, C3, F3.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Nunc dimittis.