Missa Benedicta es (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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Individual movements

Kyrie & Gloria

  • (Posted 2018-12-23)  CPDL #52698:  original key:  minor 3rd higher:    
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2018-12-23).   Score information: Letter, 22 pages, 190 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Kyrie & Gloria, after Opera XXV, transposed for mixed voices.


  • (Posted 2018-11-28)  CPDL #52429:      Chant-  Polyphony 1-  2-  3- 
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2018-11-28).   Score information: Letter, 19 pages, 4.33 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: G. P. da Palestrina: Le opere complete, Instituto Italiano per la storia della musica (1939-). Notation here is a tone higher than the original with time values halved. Translation and preparation by John Hetland and the Renaissance Street Singers. 14 May 2014

Sanctus & Agnus

  • (Posted 2019-02-23)  CPDL #53365:     
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2019-02-23).   Score information: Letter, 24 pages, 266 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Sanctus/Agnus a minor third higher (page numbering starts at 41).

General Information

Title: Missa Benedicta es
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SAATBB
Genre: SacredMass

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1887 'sine nomine' in Opera omnia XXV
Description: Based on Josquin's motet Benedicta es (1520)

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Original text and translations

For information, refer to the Mass page. For texts and translations, see the individual pages:

KyrieGloriaCredoSanctus & BenedictusAgnus Dei