Talk:Lumen ad revelationem gentium (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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six voices?

My clarification of the voicing has been reverted, so I'll just point out here that the prevailing number of voices is 4 for the verses and 5 for the antiphon & GP. Voices 2 and 3 both descend as far as f, and the 'alto 2/tenor 1' is never higher than b'. Richard Mix (talk) 08:12, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

The voicing is very clear in the source: some verses have 2 cantus parts; some have 2 tenor parts; you need to have both 2 sops and 2 tenors to sing the whole piece. I've taken a slight liberty in the final Lumen, to treat the T2 part as a bass. Note that both tenor parts go down to an E-flat in the 5th Lumen - few altos would thank you for asking them to sing either of these parts. The alto part only has handful of low Fs, but lots of high B-flats - speaking as a tenor myself, you wouldn't want to listen to most tenors trying to sing this part. Adrian M. Wall (talk) 08:58, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
If the source (I was assuming Haberl) is 6 part books then that's certainly suggestive! It would be interesting to see what the ranges are of all parts; certainly mixed choirs complicate maters. What do you think of piping the voicing category SSATTB|SATB, SSATB & SATTB? Richard Mix (talk) 20:17, 12 April 2016 (UTC)