Liber septimus ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum vulgo moteta vocant..


Collection of motets in five parts, with index at the front.


Standardised TitleLiber septimus ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum vulgo moteta vocant..
Transcribed TitleLIBER SEPTIMVS / ECCLESIASTICARVM / cantionum quinque uocum / Vulgo Moteta uocant, tam ex Veteri ex Nouo / TESTAMENTO, AB OPTIMIS QVI- / busque huius aetatis musicis co[m]positarum. / Antea nunquam excusus / Omnes de uno tono.
ImprintAntwerpiæ : Tilemannus Susato, 1553.
FormatCopy at K.3.e.3. SUPERIOR (16 leaves); CONTRA TENOR (16 leaves); TENOR (16 leaves); BASSVS (16 + 4 leaves); QVINTA PARS (16 leaves); original foliation: Superior, Contra tenor, Tenor, Quinta pars: [1] ii-xvi Bassus: [1] ii- xvi, xvii-xx (final 4 leaves not from this print); paper dimensions: 148 x 196 mm.
PlaceAntwerp, Belgium
TypePrinted music

British Library K.3.e.3.

Related Resource

U. Meissner, Der Antwerpener Notendrucker Tylman Susato (Berlin: Verlag Merseburger, 1967), pp.95-96.

Harry B. Lincoln, The Latin Motet: Indexes to Printed Collections, 1500-1600 (Ottawa: Institute of Medieval Music, 1993).


RISM B/I, 155314

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In all part books except the bassus, the composer’s name (Clemens non Papa) has been pasted in above ‘Hec est arbor dignissima’ as a printed correction.

Copy at K.3.e.3. The Bassus part book has four leaves at the end which do not appear to be from this publication, but rather from RISM 15548: Liber quartus ecclesiasticarum cantionem quatoruor vocum Vulgo moteta vocant, tam ex Veteri quam ex Nouo testamento, ab optimis quibusque huius aetatis Musicis compositarum (Antwerp: Susato, 1554); these are: Fol.xvijr: end of ‘In illo tempore dixit’ by Benedictus Appenzeller (alleluya non quomodo mundus dat) Fol.xvijr: ‘Beati omnes qui timent dominum’ by Benedictus Appenzeller (secunda pars: Ecce sic be.) Fol.xviijv: ‘Domine exaudi orationem’ by Ia. Vaet (secunda pars: Ne reminiscaris domine) Fol.xixv: ‘Q quam gloriosa in sexu fragili’ (incertus autor) Fol.xx ‘Gaude foelix anna’ by Clemens non Papa (secunda pars: Gaude foelix anna) Fol.xxv: ‘Vsquequo domine obliuisceris’ (incertus autor); variations in the form of composers’ names and titles and typographical differences in the lyrics and the notation of rests in the score suggest that this is from a different edition to BL: K.3.d.12.

Indexed names

Susato, Tielman, fl. 1529-1561, printer. 
Manchicourt, Pierre de, ca. 1510-1564, composer. 
Clemens non Papa, Jacobus, ca. 1510-ca. 1555, composer. 
Lupi, Johannes, d. 1539, composer. 
Canis, Cornelius, ca. 1510-1561, composer. 
Potier, Christoph, composer. 
Crecquillon, Thomas, d. 1557?, composer. 
Appenzeller, Benedictus, 16th cent., composer. 
Hollander, Christian, ca. 1510-1568 or 9, composer. 
Guyot, Jean, 1512-1588, composer. 
Gallus, Joannes, 16th cent., composer.

Table of Contents

Pater peccaui (Secunda pars: Quanti mercenarij) / Pe. Manchicourt -- Domine non est exaltatum (Secunda pars: Sicut ablactatus est) / Cleme[n]s non Papa -- Domine quid multiplicati sunt (Secunda pars: Voce mea ad dominum; tertia pars: Non timebo milia) / Incertus autor -- Hec est arbor dignissima (Secunda pars: O crux benedicta) / Clemens non Papa (pasted above score in all other part books) or Ian Louys (in index and above score in bassus) -- Gregem tuum o pastor (secunda pars: Aue regem gloriose) / Ioannes Lupi -- Dixerunt impij adpud se (secunda pars: Videamus ergo) / Cornelius Canis -- Virginibus sacris (secunda pars: Milibus vndenis) / Ioannes Lupi. -- Inuocaui nomen tuum (secunda pars: Per singulos dies; tertia pars: In tribulatione mea) / Cornelius Canis (in index) or Incertus autor (above score) -- Iuxta vestibulum & altare (secunda pars: Immutemur habitu in cinere) / Christophorus Potier -- Aue sanctissima Maria / Cornelius Canis -- Ne proijcias me (secunda pars: Annos aeternos in mente habeam; tertia pars: In pace in idipsum dormiam) / Tho. Crecquillon -- Aperi domine oculos (secunda pars: Afflige opprimentes nos) / Benedictus -- Suscipiens Iesum in vlnas suas (Secunda pars: Responsum accepit Simeon) / Christianus Hollandere -- O florens rosa / Ioannes Castileti -- O Quam dulce spectaculum (secunda pars: Nam vultus eius claritas) / Cleme[n]s non Papa - Quous[que] domine (secunda pars: Confringe brachium) / Ioannes Gallus.

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