O admirabile commercium (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2018-02-06)   CPDL #48723:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-02-06).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #18553, with minor adjustments to the underlay. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #28234:   
Editor: Steven Marchand (submitted 2013-02-08).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 43 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Taken from volume one of the "Opera omnia Ioannis Petraloysii Praenestini" edited by Theodor de Witt. That edition published c. 1870. Re-notated with modern clefs and transposed down a whole step.
  • CPDL #18553:        (Finale 2007)
Editor: Paul R. Marchesano (submitted 2008-12-14).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: O admirabile commercium
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1569 in Liber primus motettorum, no. 1
Later it was republished in a collection entitled Florilegium sacrarum cantionum by Phalèse in Antwerp in 1602.}}

Description: The text of this motet is often translated poetically. The original text uses the relatively rare word, commercium, lit. "intercourse/sex" and the phrase, sine semine, literally "without semen".

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O admirabile commercium.