Laetus Hyperboraeam volet hic concentus (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
- Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2021-05-24). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 151 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from 1584 print. Original key (chiavi naturali) and note values.
- Editor: Mihály László Nádasi (submitted 2008-09-06). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 164 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Laetus Hyperboraeam volet hic concentus
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Number of voices: 5vv Voicing: SATTB
Genre: Sacred, Motet
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1584 in Motettorum liber quintus, 5vv, no. 1
2nd published: 1968 Ö. Szabolcs Barlay, Editio Musica Budapest
3rd published: 2008 Mihály László Nádasi, ArsNovaSacra, assigned to CPDL
Description: At lent of year 1583 Steven of Báthori, King of Poland sent an embassy to Rome, to manifest his royalty in Poland. The leader of this embassy was his 20 year old nephew Andrew. This young man (became cardinal) met in Rome Palestrina, the 'Prince of Music'. Palestrina dedicated his Motettarum V vocibus liber V (5th Five-Part Motets' Book) for young cardinal Andrew of Báthory with this work. The dedicated exemplary of this book found in 1950's at Gyulafehérvár (now Alba Iulia, Romania) Archbishops' Library.
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