Pleni sunt coeli (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2006-01-14)  CPDL #10723:     
Editor: Paul Cienniwa (submitted 2006-01-14).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 29 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Pleni sunt coeli
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAA
Genre: SacredCanonMass fragment

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: A leader of the Renaissance, Palestrina had a profound influence on the Roman Catholic School. This esteemed Italian composer here sets a canonical Pleni sunt coeli, a section of the Sanctus, which is sung in mass during the consecration, praising the presence of God as the bread and wine become the body and blood of Jesus Christ.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Pleni sunt coeli et terra, Gloria tua

English.png English translation

The heavens and earth are full of your glory

Italian.png Italian translation

I cieli e la terra sono pieni della Tua gloria