O quam suavis (Orlando di Lasso)

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Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2013-11-09).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 114 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Magnum Opus Musicum. Original key and note values. Editorial musica ficta clearly indicated.

General Information

Title: O quam suavis
Composer: Orlando di Lasso

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SATTBarB (G2, C2, C3, C3, F3, F4)
Genre: SacredMotetEucharistic song

Language: Latin
Instruments: a cappella
Published: 1568 (Selectissimae cantiones, 4-6 vv Nuremberg)

Description: The piece has an unusually wide range. The upper 5 parts are in high chiavette, whereas the Bass voice is notated in bass clef and has a deep range.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O quam suavis est.