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Miserere mei (Gregorio Allegri)

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  • CPDL #18241:  Network.png
Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2008-11-10).   Score information: A4, 19 pages, 159 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: 2 editions - Latin and English, both have rehearsal accompaniment, and alternative where resources can avoid the high C.
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2008-02-17).   Score information: A4, 19 pages, 130 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: No keyboard reduction. NoteWorthy Composer file may be viewed and printed with NoteWorthy Composer Viewer.
Editor: Philip Legge (submitted 2005-12-30).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 104 kB   Copyright: CC BY-SA 2.5 Australia
Edition notes: Latin. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Revised on 8 April 2006 to fix incorrect display of fi ligatures.
  • CPDL #03308:  Icon_pdf.gif 
Editor: Christopher Moore (submitted 2002-03-05).   Score information: A4, 17 pages, 440 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Latin. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Editor: Denis Mason (submitted 2001-08-15).   Score information: A4, 14 pages, 376 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. English version, original Latin version also available (ID # 2690)
Editor: Denis Mason (submitted 2001-08-15).   Score information: A4, 13 pages, 407 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Latin version, English version also available (ID # 2947)

General Information

Title: Miserere mei, Deus
Composer: Gregorio Allegri

Number of voices: 5/9vv   Voicing: SSATB with SSAB semichoir or soloists
Genre: SacredMotet

Languages: Latin, English
Instruments: A cappella

Published:

Description: A fauxbordon setting of the Vulgate Psalm 50 (or Psalm 51 in Hebrew numbering), with five voices, a cappella, and semi-choir of four solo voices alternating with plainchant. The version most familiar to modern listeners bears little relation to the original music composed by Allegri.

External websites:

(English Bible, KJV: Psalm 51)

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 51.