Music You Can Read®

"Dona Nobis Pacem"


"Dona Nobis Pacem"
Additional Information

"Dona Nobis Pacem," Lyrics, Text Format

Three part round for voice and recorder: major sixth (M6), two minor sevenths (m7), dominate skip and dominate arpeggio.

Click to hear melody.

  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: Latin Hymn - attributed to Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 3/4

  • Form: through composed (three phrases)

  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ta/a | ta ta ta | ta ta/a |
    | ta ti ti ti ti | ta/ ti ta | syncopation, | ti ti ta ta |
    | ta/a/a | ta/ ti ti ti | syncopation

  • Pitches: intermediate: So Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La

  • Intervals: advanced: Do\So (P4), So/Mi (M6), Re\So (P5), So/Fa (m7), Ti/La (m7), Do/So (P5), Re/La8 (P5), So8\So descending dominate octave skip, Mi\Ti (P4), Ti/Re/So8 ascending dominate arpeggio (V, C)

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; syncopation, 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 Words: sacred, 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


"Dona Nobis Pacem"

"Give us Peace"

Latin: Dona nobis pacem.

English: Give us peace.


Additional Formats


"Dona Nobis Pacem," Music Format
click image to enlarge


Click to enlarge: "Dona Nobis Pacem," Beats Format
click image to enlarge


Click to Enlarge: "Dona Nobis Pacem," Rhythm Format
click image to enlarge

pitch numbers

Click to Enlarge: "Dona Nobis Pacem," Pitch Number Format
click image to enlarge


Click to Enlarge: "Dona Nobis Pacem," Solfeggio Format
click image to enlarge

letter names
Click to Enlarge: "" Letter Names Format
click image to enlarge

© 2012 Music Notes, Inc
All Rights Reserved
Music You Can Read is a registered trademark of Music Notes, Inc.