Ascendens Christus in Altum (Tomās Luis de Victoria)
- Disposition: five part choir (SSATB)
- Composer: Tomās Luis de Victoria
- First Publication: 1572
- Text: Epheser 4,8 and Psalm 47,6
- License: Creative Commons Attribution
A beautiful composition that mixes gregorian thematic motives with the musical language of the contemporary madrigals.
This edition is based on Nancho Alvarez Lilypond transcription. I have transposed it to E minor and made occasional slight modifications to adjust it for a modern mixed choir. A report about the editorial principles and the changes made is included.
PDF File (10 A4 pages, 296kB) with editorial notes in English
PDF File (10 A4 pages, 296kB) same edition with editorial notes in German
Other editions of the same work
Both an online facsimile of the partbooks from 1572 and a modern edition transcribed with lilypond is available from tomasluisdevictoria.org.