Surge illuminare Jerusalem (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2021-03-17)  CPDL #63509: 
Original key (high chiavette):   (MIDI)    
Transposed down a tone:   (MIDI)  
Transposed down a fourth:   (MIDI)   - The two altos in transposed violin clef.
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2021-03-17).   Score information: A4, 13 pages, 203 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Both parts. First part transcribed from 1575 print, second part from Palestrina Werke 6. Band. Original note values.
  • (Posted 2002-03-14)  CPDL #03363: 
Original key (high chiavette):       (Finale 2002)
Transposed down a tone:  (Finale 2002)
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2002-03-14).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 117 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Only first part. Note-values halved.

General Information

Title: Surge illuminare Jerusalem
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1575 in Motettorum liber tertius, 5-8vv, no. 28
    2nd published: 1590 in Corollarium cantionum sacrarum, no. 70
Description: This is a two-part motet, however, in Palestrina's third book of motets only the first half was published. The second part remained in manuscript and was published by Palestrina Werke.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Surge illuminare Jerusalem.