Quem vidistis, pastores? (Cipriano de Rore)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-07)  CPDL #77922:         
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2023-12-07).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 104 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Mus. ms. B1. We also consulted Modena, Biblioteca Estense Mus. C. 314. The four regular voices are put at the top and bottom of the score, while the three voices singing a canon are put in the middle.
  • (Posted 2011-02-19)  CPDL #22991:  Network.png
Editor: Daniel Mahraun (submitted 2011-01-10).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 204 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: The piece has been transposed a tone higher to better fit modern, mixed ensembles. Score order has been altered according to range and tessitura. Key signatures, which differ in the original, have been unified. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Quem vidistis, pastores?
Composer: Cipriano de Rore

Number of voices: 7vv   Voicing: SAAATTB
Genre: SacredAntiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript 1559 in 26 Motets, no. 26
    Manuscript c.1560 in Biblioteca Estense, MS C.314, no. 38
Description: Into a regular 4 voice texture is inserted a canon for 3 voices.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Quem vidistis.