Liber I Motettorum : 25 Motets for 4 voices by various composers / Published by Pierre Attaignant; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Publisher's number: 16971
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK
Remarks: Early Music Edition. Single titles available separately.
Year of composition: 1534
Status: Unique collection of Renaissance manuscripts transposed to contemporary notation. Hundreds of vocal works that had been hidden away in various libraries across Europe, now available for the first time, thanks to tireless work of editor Cees Wagemakers.

Other authors:
Wagemakers, Cees (editor)
Attaignant, Pierre (curator)
Claudin de Sermisy - Clare sanctorum senatus (4’15”)
Mathieu Gascogne - Maria Virgo, semper lætare (7’)
Mathieu Gascogne - Dignare me laudare | ATTB (4’15”)
Philippe Verdelot - Gabriel Archangelus (4’15”)
Mathieu Gascogne - Caro mea vere est cibus (7’)
Jean Mouton (?) - Salve Mater Salvatoris (5’45”)
Adrian Willaert (?) - Lamentabatur Iacob (4’15”)
Adrian Willaert - Intercessio quæsumus (4’30”)
Jean Le Bouteillier - Ave Virgo gratiosa (3’)
Philippe Verdelot - Salve Barbara dignissima (4’45”)
Jean Mouton - Ave sanctissima Maria (4’15”)
Dulos Couillart - Viri Galilæi (3’45”)
Pierre Vermont (The Elder) - Benedicat nos Deus (6’45”)
Nicolas Gombert - O gloriosa Dei genitrix (5’15”)
Mathieu Gascogne (?) - Miseremini mei (4’)
Lupus Hellinck - Postquam consummati sunt (2’45”)
Adrian Willaert - Salve crux sancta (4’45”)
Jean Mouton - Homo quidam (3’30”)
Jean Mouton - Reges terræ (6’)
Jean Richafort - Gloria, laus et honor | ATTB (5’15”)
Jean Richafort - Hac clara die (7’30”)
Jehan Lherritier - Alma Redemptoris Mater (6’30”)
Jehan Lherritier - Angelus Domini descendit (7’45”)
Jehan Lherritier - Beata es, Virgo Maria (6’30”)
Adrian Willaert - Beatus Stephanus (6’30”)
The underlying book is the first of a series of Motet Books with an index page titled: Liber primus quinque et viginti musicales quattuor vocum Motettos complectitur/quorum nomina tabella sequens indicat (First Book of 25 Motets for 4 voices). The composers in this book are mostly French or Franco-Flemish. Some are well known (Willaert, Sermisy, Mouton, Gombert, Richafort, Verdelot), others rare (Lherritier, Gascogne, Hellinck) or unknown at all to me (Le Bouteillier, Couillart, Vermont). Some works are surprisingly fresh to the ears (Gascogne). Their style is quite similar, and rather common for their period. The style can be characterized as transitional between Josquin and Palestrina. The text setting is obviously French in some places, more at random and not syllabled like in Italian editions. Therefore the text setting in the modern edition is highly editorial and more common to non-French standards.
Cees Wagemakers, 2018

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