Omnes gentes, plaudite manibus à 16 voci (Giovanni Gabrieli)

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  • (Posted 2015-09-23)  CPDL #36908:   
Editor: Lewis Jones (submitted 2015-09-23).   Score information: A4, 19 pages, 183 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Edited from facsimile of original print.
  • (Posted 2014-10-30)  CPDL #33239:       
Editor: Jean Smolders (submitted 2014-10-30).   Score information: A4, 17 pages   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2002-02-05)  CPDL #03214:      (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Steven Langley Guy (submitted 2002-02-05).   Score information: A4, 17 pages, 193 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: written in original C clefs, also available at revised files added 10/24/03.

General Information

Title: Omnes gentes, plaudite manibus à 16 voci
Composer: Giovanni Gabrieli
Source of text: Psalm 46:2-6 (Vulgate).

Number of voices: 16vv   Voicing: SSABar.TBarBB.ATBarB.ATBarB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: a cappella or with instruments either colla parte or replacing voices

First published: 1597 in Symphoniae sacrae I, no. 61
    2nd published: 1598 in Sacrae symphoniae (ed. Caspar Hassler), no. 72
Description: One of the first extant pieces for 16 voices in four choirs. It is probable that only 7 of the parts were meant to be sung: these would be the bottom voice of choir I, the top voice of choir II, all the voices of choir III (the capella) and the top voice of choir IV. The other parts would be taken by instruments.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 47.