Missa Pange lingua (Josquin des Prez)

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Music files

Complete Mass

Editor: James Wetzel (submitted 2020-05-26).   Score information: Letter, 41 pages, 311 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Minor 3rd higher. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2019-06-03)   CPDL #54460:    (PDF)
Editor: Anastassia Rakitianskaia (submitted 2019-06-03).   Score information: A4, 34 pages, 360 kB   Copyright: CC BY
Edition notes: SATB arrangement (alto part in standard G-clef). Transposed a minor 3rd higher into C minor to fit the vocal ranges of a standard SATB choir better. Includes a ZIP file with individual movements.
Arranger: Anastassia Rakitianskaia
  • (Posted 2019-01-04)   CPDL #52806:     
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2019-01-04).   Score information: A4, 60 pages, 3.67 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Updated edition, which includes individual parts. Original pitch.
  • CPDL #19381:        
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2009-05-03).   Score information: A4, 29 pages, 529 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format. Original pitch.
  • CPDL #13205: 
Original key: A4 size:   (LilyPond)   Letter size:   (LilyPond)
Transposed up a tone:   (LilyPond)
Transposed up a minor third:   (LilyPond)
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2006-12-06).   Score information: A4, 33 pages, 540 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Updated 2020-01-23.

Individual movements


  • CPDL #12759:  Network.png PDF file available.
Editor: Dan Foster (submitted 2006-10-03).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 268 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transposed up m3 to approximate Josquin’s historical pitch. Note values halved. Scored in clefs familiar to modern readers. Musica ficta matches our recently researched performances and recording.

Kyrie & Gloria

  • CPDL #00925:  Network.png PostScript and MusiXTeX files available.
Editor: Moriwaki Michio (submitted 2000-06-07).   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: PDF & GIF formats also available, but Postscript prints most legibly.

Sanctus: Pleni sunt caeli

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2020-04-26)   CPDL #58210:       
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2020-04-26).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: I used the 1539 Johannes Ott print for the source and texting.

General Information

Title: Missa Pange Lingua
Composer: Josquin des Prez

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMass

Languages: Greek, Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:


External websites:

Original text and translations

For information, refer to the Mass page. For texts and translations, see the individual pages:

KyrieGloriaCredoSanctus & BenedictusAgnus Dei