Tertius Liber Modulorum, Quatuor et Quinque Vocum.


Collection of motets in four or five parts with index.


Standardised TitleTertius Liber Modulorum, Quatuor et Quinque Vocum.
Transcribed TitleTERTIVS / LIBER MODVLORVM, / QVATVOR ET QVINQVE VO- / cum, (quos vulgus Motteta vocat) à quibusuis / celeberrimis authoribus excerptus. / Bassvs.
ImprintMichaelis Syluij / TYPIS.
FormatCopy at K.2.b.11.(3.). Bassus (24 leaves); paper dimensions: 600 x 805 mm.

British Library K.2.b.11.(3.)

Related Resource

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

Laurent Guillo, Les editions musicales de la Renaissance Lyonnaise (Paris: Klincksieck, 1991), Index no. 37.


RISM B/I, 15594

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The motets are in five parts except for Goudimel’s ‘Videntes stellam magi’ and ‘Hodie nobis caelorum’, which are for four voices. The attribution for ‘Domine non est exaltatum’ is given only in the index. The first six of the motets in this volume occur in the "Quartus Liber Modulorum," published by S. à Bosco and G. Gueroult in 1555. Final leaf contains blank printed staves.

Copy at K.2.b.11.(3.) Bassus part book only. Formerly owned by Adam Gumpelzhaimer. Manuscript inscription in black ink inside cover of K.2.b.11.: "Constant Fl 1". Manuscript numbering in black ink throughout K.2.b.11 starts as folio numbering then switches to numbering each piece. Manuscript inscription in red ink on title page of K.2.b.11.(1.): "A. G. 1597. Bibliopolae 40 k. Bibliopego 20 k. Constant 1 Fl". The opening words ‘Domine Deus’ have been added in black ink to the score of the motet of this name by Clemens non Papa.

Indexed names

Crecquillon, Thomas, d. 1557? Congratulamini mihi omnes. 
Clemens non Papa, Jacobus, ca. 1510-ca. 1555. Domine Deus fortis. 
Clemens non Papa, Jacobus, ca. 1510-ca. 1555. Domine non est exaltatum. 
Clemens non Papa, Jacobus, ca. 1510-ca. 1555. Domine probasti me. 
Clemens non Papa, Jacobus, ca. 1510-ca. 1555. Dum complerentur. 
Gosse, |c Maistre, fl. 1520-1565. Laudate Dominum, omnes gentes. 
Goudimel, Claude, d. 1572. Hodie nobis. 
Goudimel, Claude, d. 1572. Videntes stellam. 
Phinot, Dominique, ca. 1510-ca. 1555. Domine nonne bonum semen seminasti. 
Dubois, Michel, ca. 1500-1561, printer. 
Gumpeltzhaimer, Adam, 1559-1625, former owner.

Table of Contents

Congratulamini mihi omnes (secunda pars: Tulerunt Dominum meum) / Crecquillon -- Vide[n]tes stellam magi / Goudimel -- Hodie nobis caelorum rex (secunda pars: Gloria in excelis Deo) / Goudimel -- Dum complerentur dies Pe[n]thecostes (secunda pars: Repleti sunt omnes spiritu sancto) / Clemens non papa -- Domine, nonne bonu[m] seme[n] seminasti / V. Phinot -- Domine Deus [Bassus begins: Ortis & clemens Doine Deus] / Clemens non papa -- Laudate Dominum omnes ge[n]tes / Gose -- Domine non est exaltatum cor meum / Clemens non papa -- Domine probastime & cognouistime (secunda pars: Proba me Domine & scito cor meum) / Clemens non papa -- Adiuua nos Deus salutaris noster / Crequillon.

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