Palestrina: Sitivit anima mea (16th century)

• SATB choir, a cappella. [Latin] 2½′

Edited by Dean Crocker, 2009

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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina , 1525 (probably Palestrina)‒1594 (Rome). Revered name in Roman Catholic liturgical music; probably the most famous product of the Council of Trent. His motet Sicut cervus is well-known—or at least the first part of it is. This is the rarely seen “Secunda Pars”, utilizing the next two verses of Psalm 42, edited to match the key and the modern rhythmic notation of the popular G. Schirmer edition of Sicut cervus.

Sitivit anima mea ad Deum fortem vivum:
quando veniam et apparebo ante faciem Dei?…

—Psalm 42

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