Alma redemptoris mater (Adrian Willaert)

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  • (Posted 2018-10-12)  CPDL #51477: 
Original key (high chiavette):      
Transposed down a fourth:      
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2018-10-12).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 159 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1559 print. Original note values. Alto is notated in C major against the other voices in F major.

General Information

Title: Alma redemptoris mater
Composer: Adrian Willaert

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SMsATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1559 in Musica nova, no. 1.13
Description: The Quintus (Mezzosoprano) and the Tenor sings a canon in a fifth. So the Quintus is notated in C major, whereas the rest of the voices are notated in F major.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Alma Redemptoris Mater.