Alma Redemptoris mater a 5 (Jehan L'Heritier)

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  • (Posted 2016-04-25)   CPDL #39408:     
Editor: Simon Biazeck (submitted 2016-04-25).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 240 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Sources: Cappella Sistina, MS 26, ff. 143v-147r, 1515 – 1521./ Secundus liber cum quinque vocibus. Antonio Gardane, Venice, 1539.
Originally notated a perfect fourth higher in the following clefs: G2, G2, C2, C3, C4.
Cue-sized accidentals within the staves are editorial musica ficta, and remain in force for the duration of one measure. Cautionary accidentals are editorial.
Ligatures are exclusive to Capp. Sist. MS 26 whilst all sesquialtera notation is from Gardane’s edition, which has no ligatures.
  • (Posted 2016-04-17)   CPDL #39360:    Icon_mp3.gif
Editor: Simon Biazeck (submitted 2016-04-17).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 239 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Sources: Cappella Sistina, MS 26, ff. 143v-147r, 1515 – 1521.
Secundus liber cum quinque vocibus. Antonio Gardane, Venice, 1539.
Originally notated in the following clefs: G2, G2, C2, C3, C4. Cue-sized accidentals within the staves are editorial musica ficta, and remain in force for the duration of one measure. Cautionary accidentals are editorial. Ligatures are exclusive to Capp. Sist. MS 26 whilst all sesquialtera notation is from Gardane’s edition, which has no ligatures.

General Information

Title: Alma Redemptoris mater a 5 (another setting is Alma Redemptoris mater a 4)
Composer: Jehan L'Heritier
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredVotive antiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1539 in Secundus liber cum quinque vocibus. Antonio Gardane, Venice

Description: Marian antiphon from Advent to Purification

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Alma Redemptoris Mater.