O Clavis David (Antoine de Mornable)

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  • (Posted 2017-09-30)  CPDL #46539:   
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2017-09-30).   Score information: A4, 13 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original pitch and note values: modern clefs.

General Information

Title: O Clavis David
Composer: Antoine de Mornable

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: STTTBB
Genre: SacredMagnificat antiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1534 in Motettorum, Book 7 (Pierre Attaingnant), no. 13

Description: One of the 'Great Antiphons' for Advent, published by Attaingnant in Motettorum Liber 7. A work containing many interesting, dense and dissonant harmonies, which could prove deserving of performance. The original clefs were C1, C3, C4, C4, F4, F4.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O Clavis David, et sceptrum domus Israel;
qui aperis et nemo claudit,
claudis et nemo aperit.
Veni et educ vinctum de domo carceris
sedentes in tenebris et umbra mortis.