Nunc dimittis "Il magnanimo Pietro" (Orlando di Lasso)

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Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2017-12-09).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 973 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor 3rd

General Information

Title: Nunc dimittis (primi toni) "Il magnanimo Pietro"
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 7vv   Voicing: SSAATTB
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

 Manuscript 1590 in Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Mus. MS 48, no. 17

Description: Lassus took as the model for this setting of the Nunc dimittis the first movement Il magnanimo Pietro of his madrigal cycle Lagrime di San Pietro. Although unattributed in the source, it appears alongside a number of other works by Lassus and there is little doubt that it is his work. It is followed in the source by a similarly-voiced setting of the Eastertide antiphon Regina caeli, so it may too be intended for use at Easter.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Nunc dimittis.