Cantate Domino a 12 (Hans Leo Hassler)

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  • (Posted 2019-03-10)  CPDL #53510:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-03-10).   Score information: A4, 17 pages, 162 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.
  • (Posted 2005-12-08)  CPDL #10790:      (Finale 2005)
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2005-12-08).   Score information: Letter, 16 pages, 220 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Musica ficta clearly indicated.

General Information

Title: Cantate Domino a 12
Composer: Hans Leo Hassler

Number of voices: 12vv   Voicing: SSAT.SATB.ATBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella, although parts in the high voice and low voice choirs may be doubled or substituted with cornetti &/or sackbuts

First published: 1601 in Sacri concentus. Reissued in 1612, no. 62
Description: This setting of Cantate Domino, scored for three four-part instrumental and vocal choirs (or for voices alone), is one of Hassler's most ambitious works offered. While certainly stylistically indebted to Gabrieli, the lighter textures of the vocal ensembles recall Orlando di Lasso and later Praetorius.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 96 vv. 1-4