Quem pastores laudavere a 11 (Michael Praetorius)

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  • CPDL #25258:     
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2012-01-01).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Full score.
  • CPDL #25259:     
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2012-01-01).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 41 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Capella fidicinia score.
  • CPDL #25260:     
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2012-01-01).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Choral parts score.

Original key. Originally notated in breves and whole notes, I have reduced the notation to half notes and quarter notes.
Three separate scores (and accompanying MIDI files) are provided: one full score, one score for the capella fidicinia parts, and one score combining both vocal choirs.

General Information

Title: Quem pastores laudavere
Composer: Michael Praetorius

Number of voices: 7vv   Voicing: ATB.SSSS
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Mixed ensemble

First published: 1621 in Puericinium, no. 2

Description: Michael Praetorius sets the medieval Christmas hymn "Quem pastores laudavere" for three choirs (a capella puerorum: four treble parts; a capella adultorum: Alto Tenor Bass; and a separate four-part instrumental capella fidicinia) and continuo.

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Quem pastores laudavere.