Senex puerum portabat (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • CPDL #17318:      (Finale 2006)
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2008-06-25).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 150 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Both Prima pars and Secunda pars included. Original key, for AATBarB. File Sizes: PDF: 150 KB, MIDI: 19 KB, Finale 2006: 30 KB.
  • CPDL #05865:      (Finale 2003)
Editor: Kevin Skelton (submitted 2003-10-27).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 220 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Prima pars only. Transposed up a minor 3rd, for SSATB
  • CPDL #05866:      (Finale 2003)
Editor: Kevin Skelton (submitted 2003-10-27).   Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 212 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Secunda pars (Hodie beata virgo Maria). Transposed up a minor 3rd, for SSATB

General Information

Title: Senex puerum portabat
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: AATBB or SSATB
Genre: SacredMagnificat antiphon at 1st and 2nd Vespers of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1569 in Liber primus motettorum, no. 4
  2nd published: 1590 in Corollarium cantionum sacrarum, no. 14
  3rd published: 1609 in Florilegium sacrarum cantionum, no. 8
Description: Two part motet:

  • Prima pars: Senex puerum portabat
  • Secunda pars: Hodie beata virgo Maria

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Senex puerum portabat and Hodie beata Virgo Maria.