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Dona Nobis Pacem



Three part round, with advanced intervals, for voice and recorder; major sixth (M6), two ascending minor sevenths so/fa and ti/la (m7), dominant octave skip and a descending dominant arpeggio.

  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: Latin Hymn – attributed to Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: through composed (three phrases)
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ti ti ta/a | ta ta ta | ta ta/a | ta ti ti ti ti | ta/ ti ta | ti ti ta ta | ta/a/a | ta/ ti ti ti |
  • Pitchesintermediate: so ti do re mi fa so la
  • Intervalsadvanced: do\so (P4), so/mi (M6), re\so (P5), so/fa (m7)ti/la (m7), do/so (P5), re/la8(P5), so8\so descending dominant octave skip, mi\ti (P4), ti/re/So8 ascending dominant arpeggio (V, C)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; multiple vocal slurs, three part round in eight measure phrases, dominate arpeggio, dominate octave skip, two intervals of a minor seventh, singing in three parts
  • Key Wordssacred, language: Latin; “Give us Peace,” Latin hymn, canon hymn, Italian Renaissance
  • Recorder: advanced: two intervals of a seventh, eight measure phrases foster breath support, playing alone and with others, trio ensemble practice

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