Missa brevis in F (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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Editor: Gary Harney (submitted 2019-01-16).   Score information: Letter, 35 pages, 607 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: whole tone lower, halved note values
  • (Posted 2016-04-12)   CPDL #39302:   
Editor: Gereon Behrendt (submitted 2016-04-12).   Score information: A4, 19 pages, 511 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: complete mass, original pitch and note values
  • CPDL #25249:     
Editor: Simon Biazeck (submitted 2011-12-31).   Score information: A4, 39 pages, 340 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Complete Mass. Lowered a whole tone from the original pitch. Original note values retained.
  • CPDL #12160:   
Editor: Alessandro Magagnin (submitted 2006-07-31).   Score information: A4, 40 pages, 634 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Complete mass, with extensive preface in Italian.
  • CPDL #05520:  IMSLP1.png PDF, MIDI and MusiXTex files available.
Editor: Jürgen Fleck (submitted 2003-08-20).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 50 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Benedictus only. Scroll down to Benedictus.
  • CPDL #05066:        (Finale 2003)
Editor: Leslie Hay MacKnight (submitted 2003-05-15).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Credo only. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #00317:      (Encore)
Editors: Paco Marmol and Manolo Casaus (submitted 1999-10-11).   Score information: A4, 22 pages, 362 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: All movements except Credo.

General Information

Title: Missa brevis.
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 4-5vv   Voicings: SATB or SSATB (Agnus Dei II only)
Genre: SacredMass

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1570 in Missarum – Liber III; 1853 in Musica Divina Vol. I (Carl Proske); 1881 in Haberl Werke XII, 1881 (p. 50).

Description: The only free work so titled, this mass is numbered 15 by Reese. Novello's edition adds "in F".

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Original text and translations

For information, refer to the Mass page. For texts and translations, see the individual pages:

KyrieGloriaCredoSanctus & BenedictusAgnus Dei