Super flumina Babylonis (Nicolas Gombert)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-22)  CPDL #35507:       
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2015-05-22).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 899 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From Gombert's first book of motets for four voices, provided on microfilm by the New York Public Library. The notation here is a tone higher than in the original, with time values halved. Translation, text underlay and musica ficta by John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers. 2/27/98

General Information

Title: Super flumina Babylonis
Composer: Nicolas Gombert

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1532 in Motteti del Fiore primus liber cum quatuor vocibus (Jacques Moderne), no. 6
    2nd published: 1539 in Musica quatuor vocum liber primus, Edition 1, no. 15
    3rd published: 1542 in Psalmorum selectorum (Johannes Petreius), Tomus 3, no. 21
Description: Psalm 136 (Hebrew 137):1-4

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 137.