Peccantem me quotidie (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2018-12-08)   CPDL #52541:     
Editor: Roel Zinkstok (submitted 2018-12-08).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 557 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-01-06).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2016-01-22)   CPDL #38251:         
Editor: Liam Hynes (submitted 2016-01-22).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 95 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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General Information

Title: Peccantem me quotidie
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredResponsory for Office of the Dead

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1572 in Motettorum liber secundus 5-8vv (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina), no. 16

Description: A beautiful penitential Phrygian motet that ever so slightly pushes against the boundaries of modal decorum in a way rare for Palestrina--enjoy the wild D-sharp in m. 39!

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Peccantem me quotidie.