Regina caeli (Nicolas Gombert)

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  • (Posted 2019-02-27)   CPDL #53413:   
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2019-02-27).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 143 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: An arrangement of this surpassingly fine motet to make it singable by a minimum of nine people. Although the five male voice parts are marked in the score as being for one tenor, three baritones and one bass, the first and second baritone parts could quite easily be sung by tenors, especially low ones, hence the description of the arrangement as being for SSAATTBBB. SSAATTTBB would also be a possible description. First Alto goes up to high D, while Second Alto is relatively low in tessitura.
  • (Posted 2016-08-01)   CPDL #40612:      (Finale 2014)
Editor: Wim Looyestijn (submitted 2016-08-01).   Score information: A4, 18 pages, 149 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format. Transposed whole tone up from F to G.
Error.gif Possible error(s) identified. Error summary: bar 29, Altus 1, the C should probably be a D; bar 54, Cantus 1, the note should be a B; bar 118, Cantus 3, the A should presumably be a B. - Mick Swithinbank

General Information

Title: Regina caeli
Composer: Nicolas Gombert
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 12vv   Voicing: SSSAATTTBBBB
Genre: SacredMotetVotive antiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description:

External websites:

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Regina caeli.

Latin.png Latin text

Regina coeli laetare!
Quia quem meruisti portare,
Resurrexit sicut dixit;
Ora pro nobis Deum;
Alleluia.
 

Dutch.png Dutch translation

Koningin van de hemel, verblijd u,
want hij, die gij mocht dragen,
is verrezen, zoals hij heeft gezegd.
Bid God voor ons.
Alleluja.