Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday (Carlo Gesualdo)

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  • (Posted 2008-08-17)  CPDL #17932:   
Editor: Diana Thompson (submitted 2008-08-17).   Score information: A4, 44 pages, 784 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This is a complete edition of all nine responsories. Note values have been halved. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Each piece is also available separately. For midi files, see the separate pieces.

General Information

Title: Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredMotetLiturgical musicTenebrae responsory

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1611 as Part 3 of Responsoria et alia ad Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae spectantia, no. 18.5

Description: Separate score pages:

  1. Sicut ovis ad occisionem
  2. Jerusalem, surge
  3. Plange quasi virgo
  4. Recessit Pastor noster
  5. O vos omnes
  6. Ecce quomodo moritur justus
  7. Astiterunt reges terrae
  8. Aestimatus sum
  9. Sepulto Domino

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