Dies est laetitiae (Michael Tonsor)
- Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2021-06-04). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 80 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The source contains only the first verse, but a further verse from Piae Cantiones has been underlaid in this edition.
First published: 1573
Description: Source: Sacrae cantiones plane novae 4, 5 et plurimum vocum ..., Dietrich Gerlach, Nuremberg, 1573. The motet is replete with references to the melody from Piae Cantiones, which became known to Lutheran musicians as 'Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich'.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Dies est laetitiae.