Dies magna (Francisco Valls)

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  • CPDL #12528:        (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2006-09-08).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Irregular bar lengths retained. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Dies magna
Composer: Francisco Valls

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAT
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: Basso continuo

Published: 1742 in Mapa Armonico Practico. Facsimile manuscript including this score published by Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas.

Description: Score given as an example of how in music to denote weeping and sadness. Figured bass difficult to read in places. Words only set to tenor part.

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Original text and translations

From "Libera me" in the Requiem.

Latin.png Latin text

Dies magna et amara valde.

English.png English translation

Great and exceedingly bitter day.

German.png German translation

Großer und sehr bitterer Tag.