Defensor noster aspice (Heinrich Isaac)

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  • (Posted 2020-11-29)  CPDL #61716:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2020-11-29).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 113 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A semi-diplomatic edition. The second verse of the hymn, underlaid by hand in the print used as source, is also underlaid in this edition. The entire hymn in a chant version close to the melodic material used by Isaac is included.

General Information

Title: Defensor noster aspice
Composer: Heinrich Isaac

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1542 in Sacrorum hymnorum liber primus (Georg Rhau), no. 19
Description: The fifth verse to the hymn for Compline in Quadrqgesima Christe qui lux es et dies. (The second verse Precamur sancte Domine is also undelayd by hand in the print used as source.)

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Christe qui lux es et dies.