De Profundis H 156 (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)

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Editor: Paul Cienniwa (added 2006-01-10).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 66 kbytes   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: De Profundis H 195
Composer: Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Motets
Language: Latin
Instruments: basso continuo
Published: never

This setting of Psalm 130 concludes with a "Requiem aeternam." I've provided the option of returning to the opening verse and skipping the Requiem verse.

In the original manuscript, Charpentier did not complete more than a couple of opening verses, providing an harmonic sketch, some rhythmic pointing (e.g., the first verse) and the remaining text. I presume that, as in Anglican chant, his singers would have filled in the words, with their own text rhythms, to the given harmonies.

This edition provides a practical approach to Charpentier's original, along with a continuo realization.

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Original text and translations

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