Rorate caeli (Christoph Dalitz)

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Editor: Christoph Dalitz (submitted 2013-11-07).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: The edition includes all plainchant verses. There are both editions with the original Latin text and with an almost verbose German text underlay.

General Information

Title: Rorate caeli
Composer: Christoph Dalitz

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAntiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2013

Description: The piece is not based upon the gregorian introit for the fourth sunday of advent, but on the later (presumably 17c) antiphonal chant that gave the "Rorate Masses" their name.

Only the antiphon is set polyphoniclally, so that the piece can be quickly learned by every choir. The style is Renaissance counterpoint.

External websites: YouTube video (Latin version with English subtexts)

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Rorate caeli.