Magnificat Perpulchrum (Orlando di Lasso)

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Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2019-05-11).   Score information: Letter, 14 pages, 159 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed down a major second. Note values halved.
  • (Posted 2017-12-26)   CPDL #48185:  Original notated pitch:   A tone lower:  
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2017-12-26).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 125 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: odd verses included as plainchant

General Information

Title: Magnificat Perpulchrum
Composer: Orlando di Lasso
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 7vv   Voicing: SSAATTB
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First Published: 1619 in Iubilus beatæ virginis hoc est centum Magnificat, no. 93.

Description: No model has been identified; Erb (SWnR 16, 1988) opines that the moniker ("very beautiful") simply indicates it was a favorite setting.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Magnificat.