Salvator mundi (Jacobus Clemens non Papa)

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  • (Posted 2020-01-23)  CPDL #56737:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2020-01-23).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 87 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original pitch and note values. A few notes have been altered editorially (with a description of the change provided on each occasion) to make the harmony less bare at the points concerned, because virtually throughout the work the harmony is otherwise quite sonorous.

General Information

Title: Salvator mundi
Composer: Jacobus Clemens non Papa

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1553 in Ecclesiasticarum cantionum quatuor vocum, liber 3 (Susato, Antwerp), no. 16
    2nd published: 1559 in Liber quintus cantionum sacrarum quatuor vocum (Phalèse), no. 3
Description: Motet in two sections from one of Susato's miscellanies. It opens with the words 'Salvator mundi salva nos' but the rest of the text differs from that of the well-known setting by Tallis.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Salvator mundi, salva nos omnes.