Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Friday (Carlo Gesualdo)

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General Information

Title: Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Friday
Composer: Carlo Gesualdo
Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1611 as Part 2 of Responsoria et alia ad Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae spectantia

Description: The service is divided into three sections, called "Nocturnos".

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Nocturnos 1

1. Omnes amici mei dereliquerunt me et praevaluerunt insidiantes mihi
2. Velum templi scissum est
3. Vinea mea electa, ego te plantavi

Nocturnos 2

4. Tamquam ad latronem existis cum gladiis et fustibus cemprehendere me
5. Tenebrae factae sunt, dum crucifixissent Jesum Judaei
6. Animam meam dilectam tradidi in manus iniquorum

Nocturnos 3

7. Traditerunt me in manus impiorum
8. Jesum tradidit impius summis pricipibus sacerdotum, et senioribus populi
9. Caligaverunt oculi mei fletu meo