O Emmanuel (Pierre de Manchicourt)

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  • (Posted 2017-09-27)  CPDL #46507:   
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2017-09-27).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original note values; modern clefs; transposed down a minor third. Incipit supplied from the Liber Usualis.

General Information

Title: O Emmanuel
Composer: Pierre de Manchicourt

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: STTB
Genre: SacredMagnificat antiphonMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1534 in Motettorum, Book 7 (Pierre Attaingnant), no. 16

Description: A setting of one of the 'Great Antiphons' for Advent (specifically, 23 December), published by Pierre Attaingnant as part of a set by various composers. The original clefs were G2, C2, C3 and F3, suggesting a need for downward transposition to enable performance at A=440. For further details, please see the notes at the end of the score.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O Emmanuel, rex et legifer noster,
exspectatio gentium et salvator earum,
veni ad salvandum nos Domine, Deus noster.