In manus tuas (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2020-03-05)  CPDL #57378:       
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2020-03-05).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 189 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the 'Latter Set' of Caroline partbooks at Peterhouse, Cambridge with halved note values. The missing third Treble voice has been reconstructed editorially. A critical commentary is included.

General Information

Title: In manus tuas
Composer: Anonymous
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSSTB
Genre: SacredMotetResponsory (Responsorium breve) for Compline

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: An anonymous setting of Psalm 31, v.6, known only from the 'Latter Set' of Caroline partbooks at Peterhouse, Cambridge. The composer, who may or may not have been the copyist, a minor composer called John Geeres, was clearly influenced by Tallis's setting of the same text.

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Original text and translations

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In manus tuas Domine commendo spiritum meum:
redemisti me, Domine Deus veritatis