Sacrarum cantionum (vulgo hodie moteta vocant) quinque et sex vocum, liber quartus.


Collection of motets in five or six parts.


Standardised TitleSacrarum cantionum (vulgo hodie moteta vocant) quinque et sex vocum, liber quartus.
Transcribed TitleSACRARVM CANTIO- / NVM (VVLGO HODIE MOTETA VOCANT) / QVINQVE ET SEX VOCVM , AD VERAM HARMONIAM / concentumque ab optimis quibusque Musi- / cis in philomusorum gratiam / compositarum. / Liber quartus.
ImprintANTVERPIAE. / Excudebant Hubertus VVaelrandus & Ioannes Latius. / An. M. D. LVI. / Cum gratia & Priuilegio.
FormatCopy at A.103.(4.). SVPERIVS (16 leaves); CONTRATENOR (16 leaves); TENOR (16 leaves); BASSVS (16 leaves); Superius, Tenor: [1-3] iiij- xxv, xxv, xvij-xxxj [32] Contratenor: [1-3] iiij-xxxj [32] Bassus: [1-3] iiij [5] vj- xxxj [32]; paper dimensions: 153 x 195 mm.
PlaceAntwerp, Belgium
TypePrinted music

British Library A.103.(4.).

Related Resource

R. Weaver: A Descriptive Bibliographical Catalog of the Music Printed by Hubert Waelrant and Jan de Laet (Warren, MI, 1995), no. 9.

R. Weaver: Waelrant and Laet: Music Publishers in Antwerp’s Golden Age (Warren, MI, 1995).

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


RISM B/I, 15566

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With an index printed on the title page verso.

With a dedication to Guilielmo Trainer of Regensberg in Latin.

The Tenor and Bassus part books are undated.

All five-part works except for the last three motets, which are in six parts.

Copy at A.103.(4.). Lacking the quinta pars part book (which would also have contained the sexta pars).

Indexed names

Barbion, Eustachius, d. 1556, composer.
Baston, Josquin, fl. 1542-1563, composer.
Canis, Cornelius, ca. 1510-1561, composer.
Chastelain, Charles, b. ca. 1490; d. 1578, composer.
Clemens non Papa, Jacobus, ca. 1510-ca. 1555, composer.
Crecquillon, Thomas, d. 1557?, composer.
Havericq, Damien, fl. 1538-1556, composer.
Hollander, Christian, ca. 1510-1568 or 9, composer.
Laet, Jean, ca. 1525-ca. 1567, printer.
Morales, Cristóbal de, ca. 1500-1553, composer.
Speilier, Petrus, composer.
Trainer, Guilielmo of Regensberg, dedicatee.
Tubal, Adrian, fl. 1553–6, composer.
Waelrant, Hubert, 1516 or 17-1595, printer and composer.

Table of Contents

Sanctus VVilhelmus amicus Dei (Quintus: Sanctus VVilhelmus gaudet in coelis) (secunda pars: Sanctus VVihelmus sydus aureum) / Speulanus -- Andreas Christi famulus (Quintus: Sanctus Andreas gaudet in coelis) (secunda pars: Vide[n]s Andreas cruce[m]) / Morales -- Ego sum panis vitae (secunda pars: Ego su[m] panis vivus; tertia pars: Glori patri et filio) / Hollandus -- Laetare anna sterilis (secunda pars: O Rosa nata e spinis Judeis) / Hauricq. -- Innueba[n]t patri ei[us] (secunda pars: Apertu[m] est os zachariae) / Clemens non Papa -- Amavit eu[m] Domin[us] (secunda pars: Induit eum Domin[us]) / Barbion -- Efficiamur Domine lignu[m] (secunda pars: Et per observantia[m] ma[n]datoru[m] / Cricquillon -- Ego dormio & cor meu[m] vigilat (secunda pars: Surrexi ut aperirem) / Canis -- Angelus D[omi]ni locutus est (secunda pars: Ecce praecedet vos in galileam) / A. Tubal -- Et veniat super me / VVaelrant -- Virgo gloriosa Cecilia virgo (secunda pars: Biduanis ac triduanis) / Baston -- Tribulationem nostram / Chastelain -- Percelebres dic mysta modos (secunda pars: Sancte fidem Christi quondam) / Clemens non Papa.

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