Lucis Creator optime (Tomás Luis de Victoria)

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  • (Posted 2021-02-07)  CPDL #62713:       
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2021-02-07).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 199 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A semi-diplomatorical edition, Modern clefs but original key and note-values. The odd verses sung in chant given in original notation and a transcript of the chant melody added at the end of the document. The text to the fifth verse, that is only indicated in the original print, is provided from other sources and underlaid the melody used in the print.
  • (Posted 2011-01-13)  CPDL #22994:      (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Lewis Jones (submitted 2011-01-13).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Down a tone according to corista transposition.
  • (Posted 2004-10-19)  CPDL #08120:  Network.png
Editor: Nancho Alvarez (submitted 2004-10-19).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 73 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: listed alphabetically under 'Hymnos'. full score and individual parts available as midi files, also available as Postscript file.

General Information

Title: Lucis Creator Optime
Composer: Tomás Luis de Victoria

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: ATBB or SATB
Genre: SacredMotetOffice hymn

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1581 in Hymni totius anni (Tomás Luis de Victoria), no. 5
Description: Office hymn for vespers in ordinary time

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Lucis Creator optime.