Cantantibus organis is commonly found in two versions. The shorter appears in the Solesmes editions as the first antiphon at Vespers of the Feast of St. Cecilia (November 22). It is set by Liszt but also in very old chant sources as both antiphon and responsory; Cima replaces the last three words with 'alleluia'. The longer version is found in many renaissance settings (both Lassos, Manchicourt, Marenzio).
Other settings possibly not included in the manual list above
- Mariano Garau — Cantantibus organis
Text and translations
Cantantibus organis Cecilia virgo [gloriosa]
While the musicians played, Cecilia the [glorious] virgin