O Sapientia (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2017-10-13)   CPDL #46739:   
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2017-10-13).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 85 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original pitch and note values; modern clefs.

General Information

Title: O Sapientia
Composer: Anonymous

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: STTBB
Genre: SacredMotetMagnificat antiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1534

Description: Part of a set of nine Great Antiphons for Advent, published together in the same volume by Pierre Attaingnant. Contains some harsh harmonies, some of which have been altered editorially as indicated in the score. This is the only antiphon in the set to include an incipit. The original clefs were C1, C3, C4, F3, F4. There is no attribution, not even 'incertus autor'. Other antiphons in the set are by Manchicourt, Mornable, Hotinet, Certon and Leroy.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

O sapientia quae ex ore altissimi prodisti attingens a fine usque ad finem fortiter suaviter disponensque omnia:
Veni ad docendum nos viam prudentie.