Non vos relinquam orphanos (Charles H. Giffen)

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Original key (SSAB)
  • (Posted 2017-06-02)   CPDL #44814:     
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2017-06-02).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 101 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: This SSAB score is a revised version (2017) of the original work. Keyboard reduction of the a cappella score included.
  • CPDL #23401:     
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2011-04-20).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 88 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Original version. Bilingual (Latin, English) edition. Copyright by the composer for CPDL, this work may be freely copied, distributed, performed, or recorded. Please inform the composer of any performances of this work. Uploaded corrected PDF on 2011-07-06, fixing m. 24 Alto part, second whole note is E-natural, not E-flat.
Transposed edition (SATB)
  • (Posted 2017-06-02)   CPDL #44813:     
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2017-06-02).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 100 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
Edition notes: This SATB score is a revised version (2017) of the original work. Keyboard reduction of the a cappella score included.
  • CPDL #29194:     
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2013-05-19).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 87 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Original version. Bilingual (Latin, English) SATB edition, transposed down three semitones from the original. Copyright by the composer for CPDL, this work may be freely copied, distributed, performed, or recorded. Please inform the composer of any performances of this work.
Transposed edition (ATBB)
  • (Posted 2017-06-02)   CPDL #44815:     
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2017-06-02).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 100 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
Edition notes: This ATBB score is a revised version (2017) of the original work. Keyboard reduction of the a cappella score included.
  • CPDL #23436:     
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2011-04-25).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Original version. Tranposed down a diminished fifth for ATBarB voices. Copyright by the composer for CPDL, this work may be freely copied, distributed, performed, or recorded. Please inform the composer of any performances of this work.

General Information

Title: Non vos relinquam Orphanos (I will not leave you Comfortless)
Composer: Charles H. Giffen

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SSAB, SATB or ATBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Languages: Latin, English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2011

Description: This work is composed in the octatonic scale mode in which B, D, F, and G-sharp are removed from the chromatic scale, and hence the scale consists of alternating whole and half steps. Although essentially tonal, the octatonic mode will seem somewhat unusual to many. Note that, musically, measures 1-8 appear in strict inversion as measures 9-16 – the first five measures set verse 1 in the top two voices, followed by a four-part "Alleluia, alleluia"; and in the inversion, the first five measures set verse 2 in the bottom two voices. After the inverted four-part "Alleluia, alleluia", verse 3 is set to the music of measures 1-5, transposed down an octave, and of measures 9-13, transposed up an octave, combined to form a strict double canon by inversion delayed by two measures, beginning at measure 17:

Measures 17–21 "Et gaudebit cor vestrum" (double canon by inversion)


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The style of this motet is intended to evoke both chant and early polyphony, albeit in modern terms. It is appropriate for Easter 6, Ascension, Easter 7 or Pentecost. – Charles H. Giffen


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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Non vos relinquam orphanos.