De Victoria write this gloriously festive motet for the feast of the Ascension. Its text is taken from the last Responsorium of the Second Nocturn of Matins for that day. He published it first in 1572 and it rapidly became one of his most popular motets being published no less than five times during his life. Twenty years after it was first published de Victoria used it as the basis for his setting of the Mass Missa Ascendens Christus in altum. It's a bright happy festive piece of music characterised by ascending motifs and wonderfully happy alleluias that perfectly reflect the text. It's set for five (SSATB) voices divided into two halves. Enjoy :-).