Nobis datus (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2011-05-24)  CPDL #23119:     
Editor: Daniel Clark (submitted 2011-02-11).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 175 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Editorial Method: The incipit, which comes before the first measure, indicates original clefs, mensural signature, note values, the first pitch (preceded by any rests) and the original mode for the hymn. Musica ficta is placed above the notes and courtesy accidentals are in parentheses within the music. A solid line bracket indicates ligatures and a dotted line bracket shows coloration. Any text underlay by the editor is in parentheses and stressed syllables are in bold text.

General Information

Title: Nobis datus
Composer: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredMotetEucharistic song

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: Circa 1650

Source: The source for this hymn is found in manuscript and microfilm. The manuscript was prepared in the middle of the seventeenth century and is located in the archives in the Cathedral of Puebla de los Angeles, Mexico. Copies of the original manuscript can be found in the University of South Carolina Music Library and the Library of Congress in the form of microfilm. The text is the second stanza of Pange lingua.

Performance Suggestions: A keyboard reduction is provided for rehearsal purposes; however, if support is needed in performance a light organ sound, preferable a portative, would be appropriate. Occasionally, the range of the alto line is low and the tenor line high, they may need the support of one or two of the other voice par

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Nobis datus.