Loquebantur (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2020-10-25)  CPDL #61018:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif ExtMuse3.png
Editor: Jes Wagner (submitted 2020-10-25).   Score information: A4, 5 pages   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
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  • (Posted 2019-03-24)  CPDL #53665:     
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2019-03-24).   Score information: A4, 5 pages   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Transposed a minor third lower (for SATB or STTB), in recognition of the chiavette clefs in the source. Otherwise identical to CPDL# 53586.
  • (Posted 2019-03-16)  CPDL #53586:     
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2019-03-16).   Score information: A4, 5 pages   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Original pitch. Original note values retained. Transcribed and edited from Franz Espagne’s 1875 transcription of Gardano’s 1564 book of festal motets, published in Volume V of Breitkopf & Härtel’s Opera omnia Ioannis Petraloysii Praenestini.
  • (Posted 2017-10-26)  CPDL #47019:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-10-26).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 85 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Sammlung ausgezeichneter Kompositionem für die Kirche III (Stephan Lück, 1907).
  • (Posted 2010-05-03)  CPDL #21352:        (Finale 2006)
Editor: Juan Ignacio González (submitted 2010-04-06).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 214 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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  • (Posted 2007-06-16)  CPDL #14268:    Network.png (LilyPond file available)
Editor: Matthew Collett (submitted 2007-06-16).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 551 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Loquebantur variis linguis
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Source of text: Acts 2:4

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB or STTB
Genre: SacredMotetResponsory after the 2nd lesson at Matins for Pentecost

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1564 in Motecta festorum totius anni liber primus, 4vv, no. 10
  2nd published: 1854 in Musica Divina Vol. II (Carl Proske), p. 59
  3rd published: 1907 in Sammlung ausgezeichneter Kompositionen für die Kirche, no. 3.26

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Loquebantur variis linguis.