O rex gentium (Hotinet Barra)

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  • (Posted 2017-09-27)  CPDL #46508:   
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2017-09-27).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original pitch and note values; modern clefs.

General Information

Title: O rex gentium
Composer: Hotinet Barra
Lyricist:

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1534 in Motettorum, Book 7 (Pierre Attaingnant), no. 12

Description: Antiphon for 22 December, published by Attaingnant as one of a set of Advent ('Great') Antiphons by various composers. The original clefs were C1, C3,C4 & F4. Ascribed to Hotinet, who went under several aliases, including Jean Barra and Hotinet Barra, and was active between 1510 and 1523.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O Rex gentium, et desideratus earum,
lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum:
Veni, et salva hominem quem de limo formasti.