Composed circa 1570, this motet is constructed of 40 different vocal parts. It is normally sung by 8 choirs of 5 voices. Every voice sings its own individual part.
The original Latin text of the motet is from a response (at Matins, for the 3rd Lesson, during the V week of September), in the Sarum Rite, adapted from the Book of Judith. Today the response appears in the Divine Office of the Latin rite in the Office of… read more