Media vita a 6 (John Sheppard)

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  • (Posted 2020-11-19)  CPDL #61549:     
Editor: Simon Biazeck (submitted 2020-11-19).   Score information: A4, 32 pages, 487 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a tone for SATTBB. The associated chant is presented in the order given in the Sarum antiphonal (identical to the psalter) and solutions for the obvious scribal errors in bars 218-219 & 235-236 have been offered.
  • (Posted 2017-05-05)  CPDL #44388:       
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2017-05-05).   Score information: A4, 24 pages, 526 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Revised edition 2019 following a reassessment of the form, which is discussed in the critical commentary appended to the score. Edited from the Baldwin Partbooks and transposed up a tone. Note values are halved.
  • (Posted 2011-04-20)  CPDL #23399:     
Editor: Adam P. Cole (submitted 2011-04-20).   Score information: Letter, 13 pages, 535 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Extra-high version of Sabine Cassola edition (transposed up a major third), note values halved. Tallis Scholars have recorded the work at this pitch.
  • (Posted 2011-04-20)  CPDL #23398:     
Editor: Adam P. Cole (submitted 2011-04-20).   Score information: Letter, 13 pages, 264 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Practical performance edition. Transposed up a whole tone, note values halved. Stile Antico have recorded the work at this pitch.
  • (Posted 2006-01-15)  CPDL #10775:        (Finale 2006)
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2006-01-15).   Score information: Letter, 13 pages, 199 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Media vita a 6
Composer: John Sheppard

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SATTBB
Genre: SacredAntiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript ca. 1575 in The Baldwin Partbooks, no. 118

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Media vita in morte sumus. and Nunc dimittis