O Sapientia que ex ore altissimi (Gierolamo Lambardi)

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Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2023-11-12).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 105 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A semi-diplomatic edition. A Gregorian melody close to the one used by Lambardi as c.f. is included for comparison.

General Information

Title: O Sapientia que ex ore altissimi
Composer: Gierolamo Lambardi
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAntiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1600
Description: The first of the "O Antiphons" sung at Magnificat in Vespers the Week before Christmas. (The text of each of these Antiphons begins With the Exclamation "O"). A Gregorian Chant melody is used as Cantus Firmus in the Bassus Voice.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O Sapientia
Que ex ore altissimi prodiisti
attigens a fine usque ad finem fortiter
suaviter que disponens omnia
veni ad docendum nos viam prudentie,
viam prudentie.