Misso Herodes (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • CPDL #26717:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-07-08).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 48 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Musica Divina Vol. II Liber motettorum (ed. Karl Proske, 1854). Original key and note values. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Misso Herodes
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMagnificat antiphon for the decapitation of John the Baptist

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1563 in Motecta festorum totius anni cum Communi Sanctorum … liber primus 4vv, Rome.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Misso Herodes spiculatore praecepit amputari caput Joannis Baptistae in carcere: quo audito, discipuli eius venerunt, et tulerunt corpus eius, et posuerunt illud in monumento.

English.png English translation

Herod sent an executioner to cut off the head of John the Baptist in prison: On hearing this, his disciples came, and took his body, and put it in a tomb.