Missa pro defunctis (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2014-11-24)   CPDL #33475:    Icon_ly_ext.png
Editor: Peter Hilton (submitted 2014-11-24).   Score information: A4, 25 pages, 272 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
Edition notes: Performance edition, set without bar lines, chant sections given as text only.
  • CPDL #30027:    (MIDI)
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2013-08-29).   Score information: A4, 19 pages, 241 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Palestrina's Werke, Band 10, Breitkopf und Härtel, Leipzig, 1880. Transposed up a tone: Alto part in violin clef. Editorial musica ficta clearly indicated as such. Midi files zipped.
  • CPDL #30019:    (MIDI) (LilyPond)
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2013-08-29).   Score information: A4, 19 pages, 239 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Palestrina's Werke, Band 10, Breitkopf und Härtel, Leipzig, 1880. Original key (chiavi naturali) and note-values. Alto part in tenor G-clef. Editorial musica ficta clearly indicated as such. Midi files and LilyPond source file zipped. LilyPond version 2.18.2.

General Information

Title: Missa pro defunctis
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: ATTBarB
Genre: SacredMassRequiem

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1591 Added to the reprint of Liber Missarum I;

Description: This Requiem Mass consists of a Kyrie, the offertory Domine Jesu Christe, Sanctus/Benedictus and a threefold Agnus Dei. The missing Introit, Sequence (Dies irae), Communion and Responsory/Burial, if required, can be sung to plainsong.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Requiem.