Dies est laetitiae (Michael Tonsor)

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  • (Posted 2021-06-04)  CPDL #64636:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2021-06-04).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 80 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The source contains only the first verse, but a further verse from Piae Cantiones has been underlaid in this edition.

General Information

Title: Dies est laetitiae
Composer: Michael Tonsor
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1573
Description: Source: Sacrae cantiones plane novae 4, 5 et plurimum vocum ..., Dietrich Gerlach, Nuremberg, 1573. The motet is replete with references to the melody from Piae Cantiones, which became known to Lutheran musicians as 'Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich'.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Dies est laetitiae.