Sheet Music: Dona nobis pacem

TitleDona nobis pacem
ComposerTraditional
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeD4–E5
Time signature3/4
Tempo90 BPM
Performance time1:20
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2010-08-27
Last updated2010-08-27
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Canons, Traditional/Folk

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Friday 27 August 2010

Tune of the Day: Dona nobis pacem

Traditional canon

“Dona Nobis Pacem” is a song traditionally sung to a Latin text; the words, which mean “Give us peace”, come from the Latin Mass. The origin of the melody is unknown, although it is sometimes attributed to Italian Renaissance composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. It is often sung as a three-voice canon, and played this way it makes a simple but nice Renaissance-style flute trio.

Thanks to Nic for suggesting this piece!