De Profundis H 189 (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)

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  • (Posted 2010-06-22)  CPDL #21836:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Lewis Jones (submitted 2010-06-22).   Score information: A4, 64 pages, 414 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Edited from facsimile.

General Information

Title: De Profundis H 189
Composer: Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Number of voices: 9vv   Voicing: SATB.SSATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Mixed ensemble

First published:
Description: Composed after 30th July, 1683, for the funeral of the wife of Louis XIV. For 3 recorders, 5 strings, double chorus (marked A & B in the score), 9 soloists and continuo. The bas dessus (mezzo soprano) part is best doubled in tuttis, but can be situated in either choir, as it does not take part in any antiphonal sections. The setting concludes with the opening words of the Requiem mass.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 130.

Original text and translations may be found at Requiem.