Virgo decus nemorum (Baldassare Donato)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2013-03-16).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 94 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Virgo decus nemorum
Composer: Baldassare Donato
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1599 in Il primo libro di Motetti, Venice.

Description: Published when Donato had recently attained the position of Maestro di Capella at St Mark's (Venice). This Christ-tide motet exploits the acoustics of that building in a madrigalian style copied by his pupil Giovanni Croce in a parallel setting.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Virgo decus nemorum.