Levavi oculos meos in montes (Andrea Gabrieli)

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  • (Posted 2015-04-29)   CPDL #35231:      (LilyPond)
Editor: Alistair Kirk (submitted 2015-04-29).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 167 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original published pitch (chiavi naturali), for lower voices. Various voice combinations might work: STTTB, ATTTB, STTBarB, ATTBarB, STBarBarB or ATBarBarB. However, the Lilypond source code is specially designed to be easy to transpose, change clefs, change music font size, change paper size etc, so users are encouraged to experiment. Corrections and constructive criticism welcomed.
  • (Posted 2015-04-29)   CPDL #35230:      (LilyPond)
Editor: Alistair Kirk (submitted 2015-04-29).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 171 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor third for SATTB. However, the Lilypond source code is specially designed to be easy to transpose, change clefs, change music font size, change paper size etc, so users are encouraged to experiment. Corrections and constructive criticism welcomed.

General Information

Title: Levavi oculos meos in montes
Composer: Andrea Gabrieli

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: ATTTB
Genre: SacredMotetVesper Psalm

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1565 in Sacrae cantiones quinque vocum, liber primus, no. 4

Description: A substantial setting in three sections of the whole of Psalm 120 (BCP 121) "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills", without the Gloria Patri. This is the largest work in Gabrieli's 1565 Sacrae Cantiones. The short middle section uses only the lower four parts. Performance time is around seven minutes.

As suggested on the 1565 title page, instrumental support or substitution is optional but worth considering.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 121.