Beatam me dicent (Anonymous)
- Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2013-07-18). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 83 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The source (MusicXML) file is zipped
Title: Beatam me dicent
First published: 1560
Description: Transcribed from the Royal Danish Library manuscript KB 1872. The notes' values are as in the manuscript. The choice of the verse of the Magnificat and its underlay are editorial: the Sexta vox and the Bassus have “Beatam me dicent omnes gentes” as text incipit, so the original full text could have been different. As the manuscript was intended for the use of the Royal Danish Band, this setting can also be played on loud wind instruments. The notes' values within the "ligaturæ" are as follows: the left upstemmed notes are semibreves - the unstemmed notes are breves – the right downstemmed notes are longæ. The “musica ficta” suggestions are in the MIDI and MusicXML files.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Magnificat.