Benedictus Dominus Deus (Giovanni Croce)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2013-02-23).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 105 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Instruments may be used to replace or reinforce the voices. This edition is offered in the original key. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: Benedictus Dominus Deus
Composer: Giovanni Croce
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SAATTTBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1617 in Promptuarium musicum, Pars Quarta, no. 97

Description: The text appears to be of specific militaristic significance in Venice (there is also a parallel setting by Andrea Gabrieli CPDL #24190). Possibly intended as a commemoration of the battle of Lepanto.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Benedictus Dominus Deus Sabaoth.