Angelus ad pastores ait (Claudio Monteverdi)

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  • (Posted 2018-08-12)   CPDL #50843:     
Editor: Peter Rottländer (submitted 2018-08-12).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • CPDL #23438:        (Finale 2009)
Editor: Paul R. Marchesano (submitted 2011-04-26).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 85 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key one whole toner lower. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Angelus ad pastores ait
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SSA or TTB
Genre: SacredMotetAntiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1582 in Sacræ cantiunculæ liber primus.

Description: This piece for three equal voices from Monteverdi's "Sacrae Cantiunculae No. 16" can also be sung by men's voices (TTB). The text is the 3rd Antiphon at Lauds on Christmas Day.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Angelus ad pastores ait.