Veni redemptor gentium (Michael Praetorius)

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  • (Posted 2011-09-19)  CPDL #24515:       
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2011-09-19).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 13 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Original key.

General Information

Title: Veni redemptor gentium
Composer: Michael Praetorius
Lyricist: Ambrose of Milan

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1611 in Hymnodia Sionia, no. 1
Description: this is a straightforward setting of the first verse of the Advent chant Veni redemptor gentium. Other verses of the hymn published in Hymnodia Sionia include:

No. 7: verse 5, Egressus ejus a patre (a 5)
No. 8: verse 6, Aequalis aeterno patri (a 4)
No. 9: verse 7, Praesepe jam fulget tuum (a 2)
No. 10: verse 8 (or verse 1), Deo patri sit gloria (a 7)

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Veni redemptor gentium.