Libera me, Domine, de morte aeterna (Robert Parsons)

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  • (Posted 2022-07-08)  CPDL #69922:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2022-07-08).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 273 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the Tudor manuscript sources at source pitch. Note values halved.
  • (Posted 2015-09-29)  CPDL #36973:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2015-09-29).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 148 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: #23852, transposed down a 4th. Suitable for ATTTB.
  • (Posted 2011-07-09)  CPDL #23852:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-07-09).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 153 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Revised files uploaded 29/09/15.
  • (Posted 2002-07-07)  CPDL #03797:  Network.png
Editor: George Steel (submitted 2002-07-07).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: part of the Robert Parsons Project
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General Information

Title: Libera me, Domine, de morte aeterna
Composer: Robert Parsons

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SAATB or ATTTB
Genre: SacredMotetResponsory at Matins of the Dead

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript ca. 1575 in The Baldwin Partbooks, no. 89
Description: Note: At the end, after 'quando caeli movendi sunt et terra', it may be appropriate to repeat bars 51-82 ('dum veneris judicare saeculum per ignem'), which is the way in which the work is performed on some authoritative recordings, and imparts to it the standard form of a responsory. - Mick Swithinbank

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Libera me.