Salve festa dies I (Anonymous)

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  • CPDL #24009:      (XML)
Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2011-07-28).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 99 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML file is zipped.

General Information

Title: Salve festa dies, one of two settings in source
Composer: Anonymous
Lyricist: Venantius Fortunatus

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: STTB
Genre: SacredHymn for Easter

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: post 1445 in the Trent codices 89

Description: An Easter processional hymn by Venantius Fortunatus transcribed from the Trent manuscript tr89. The notes' values, accidentals and colourings are as in the manuscript. The text of the 1st (to be repeted after each verse) and the 2nd verse is underlaied to the superius, while the successive three verses are written at the bottom of the manuscript’s page. For the full text and the English translation see the second external link below. The coloured notes are in “proportio sesquialtera” (3 vs. 2). The notes' values within the "ligaturæ" are as follows: the left upstemmed notes are semibreves - the unstemmed notes are breves - the right downstemmed note are longæ – the. The “musica ficta” suggestions are in the MIDI and MusicXML files.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Salve festa dies.