Pulchra es amica mea (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • CPDL #17256:      (Finale 2006)
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2008-06-20).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 66 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:
  • CPDL #17248:      (Finale 2006)
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2008-06-20).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 102 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: With Soprano and Bass solo instruments arranged by Bassano in 1591.
  • CPDL #02681: 
Original pitch, Letter size:   (Finale 2002)(Alto parts are in tenor clef)
Original pitch, A4 size:     (Finale 2002)(Alto parts are in tenor clef)
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2001-05-11).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 108 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original pitch (chiavi naturali), note-values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Pulchra es amica mea
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SAATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella, but in the Bassano edition, also (presumably) treble and bass viols

First Published: 1587 in Canticum Canticorum, no. 22.

Description: From 'Song of Songs / Songs of Solomon' - Chapter 6 - Verse 4 through 5. In the G. Bassano edition (1591) there are accompanying instruments in the Soprano and Bass clefs, presumably treble and bass viols.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Pulchra es.