Plangent eum (Alexander Utendal)

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Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2024-07-06).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 147 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1568 print. Incorporated as musica ficta two explicit sharp signs from the 1573 print. In the Sextus in m. 79 we changed the penultimate note from G to A, according to the recording of Capilla Flamenca. Original key (chiavi naturali) and note values.
  • (Posted 2021-08-13)  CPDL #65468:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2021-08-13).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 135 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Book Two of Utendal's motets, Gerlach, Nuremberg, 1573.

General Information

Title: Plangent eum
Composer: Alexander Utendal
Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1568 in Novi thesauri musici (Pietro Giovannelli), Liber 1, no. 45
    2nd published: 1573 in Sacrae cantiones … sex et plurimum vocum … liber secundus, no. 8
Description: A seemingly freely texted Passiontide motet. The two publications of this motet differ in several small details.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Plangent eum quasi unigenitum
quia innocens Dominus occisus est.
Mulieres stantes et flentes lamentabantur Dominum,
quia innocens Dominus occisus est.