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O magnum mysterium (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2005-03-17).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 345 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Musica ficta clearly indicated.
Editor: Art Levine (submitted 2004-12-01).   Score information: A4, 16 pages, 308 kB   Copyright: Personal
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2003-11-04).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 200 kB   Copyright: Personal

General Information

Title: O magnum mysterium
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSAATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1569, Liber primus motettorum, 5–7vv, Rome

Description: 2-part motet

Prima pars: O magnum mysterium
Secunda pars: Quem vidistis pastores

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O magnum mysterium and Quem vidistis. .