Monday 26 February 2024

Jacquet de Mantua (c. 1483-1559): Veni Sancte Spiritus (SATB) [Rusconi Codex]

Now kept in the Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica di Bologna, the Rusconi Codex, probably copied c. 1518 for the Cathedral of Padua, contains 95 works, mostly motets and a few masses (some of them unica) and, according to Robert Nosow, was copied by one of its most represented composers, a certain Renaldo (probably Petrus de Renaldis, died in 1521). The Rusconi Codex is one of the most important music manuscripts in northern Italy in the first third of the 16th century. We are publishing a selection of over 60 works by Italian and French composers such as Jean Mouton, Renaldo, Jacquet de Mantua, Costanzo Festa, Lupus, Pierre Moulu, Maistre Jhan and others.

Veni Sancte Spiritus is a short motet by Jacquet de Mantua (c. 1483-1559) from the Rusconi Codex. You can buy this score here. Please consider purchasing our scores for the price you want to support Ars Subtilior Editions!

Music from the Rusconi Codex (I-Bc Q.19)

Sebastiano Festa (c. 1490/5-1524)

Angele Dei

SSTB

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Jean Mouton (c. 1459-1522)

Moriens lux amantissima

SATTB

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Renaldo (Petrus de Renaldis, †1521?)

Paradisi portas

SATB

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Hotinet Barra (fl. 1510-1523)

Peccantem me quotidie

SATB

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Jacquet de Mantua (c. 1483-1559)

Noe, noe, hodie Salvator

SATB

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Jacquet de Mantua (c. 1483-1559)

O vos qui transitis

SATB

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Jacquet de Mantua (c. 1483-1559)

Veni Sancte Spiritus

SATB

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Thursday 22 February 2024

Francesco Portinaro (c. 1520 - c. 1577): Sancta et immaculata (SATTB) [Primi frutti de motetti, 1548]

Primi frutti de motetti a cinque voci (Venice, 1548) was the first collection of motets by the Italian composer Francesco Portinaro (c. 1520-c. 1577). Born in Padua, Portinaro worked for important institutions such as the Accademia dei Costanti of Vicenza, the Accademia degli Elevati of Padua or the Accademia Filarmonica of Verona. According to Maria Archetto "Portinaro's clearly constructed, fluid and reserved polyphonic style was praised during his lifetime".

The beautiful Sancta et immaculata (SATTB) is the fourth motet in the Primi frutti de motetti. You can buy this score here. Please consider purchasing our scores for the price you want to support Ars Subtilior Editions! 

Francesco Portinaro (c. 1520 - c. 1577)

Primi frutti de motetti a cinque voci (Venice, 1548)

19 motets for 5vv, 6vv and 7vv

Tribularer si nescirem

SATTB

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Absterget Deus

SATTB

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Preparate corda vestra

SATTB

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Sancta et immaculata

SATTB

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Peccavi super numerum

SATTB

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Principes persecuti sunt

SATTB

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Da pacem, Domine

SATTB

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Impetum inimicorum

SATTB

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Domine, quis habitabit

SATTB

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Regina caeli

SATTB

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Vidi speciosam

SAATB

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Aspice Domine

SATBB

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Iste est Johannes

SATTB

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Sicut cedrus

SATBB

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Deus misereatur nostri

SSATTB

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Gaudent in caelis

SATTB

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Quanti mercenarii

SATTBB

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Puer natus est nobis

SATTBB

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Regina caeli

SAATTBB

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Thursday 15 February 2024

Martin Peudargent (c. 1525/30-d. after 1587): Libertas Christiana (SAATB) [Liber primus sacrarum cantionum, 1555]

Martin Peudargent (c. 1525/30-d. after 1587) was a Flemish composer in the service of the Duke of Kleve as Kapellmeister. In his first work, the Liber primus sacrarum cantionum, published in Dusseldorf in 1555, he referred to himself as ‘musicus’ in the court of Duke Wilhelm V of Jülich-Kleve-Berg in Düsseldorf.

Libertas Christiana (SAATB) is the third motet in the Liber primus sacrarum cantionum and has a very unusual text:

Libertas Christiana tandem licentiam non Christianam devincet, libertas Christiana nos ad superos vehet, licentia vero non Christiana ad inferos demerget, fruamur igitur Christo auspice libertate spiritus, fruamur deliciis Paracleti et a servitute carnis peccati et diaboli abstineamus, ne regnet in nobis peccatum et inferorum servitus. Alleluia.

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Martin Peudargent (c. 1525/30-d. after 1587)

Liber primus sacrarum cantionum (1555)

12 motets for 5vv and 6vv

 

Pater noster / Ave Maria

SAATB

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Verbum iniquum

SAATB

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Libertas Christiana

SAATB

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Domine ne in furore

SSATTB

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O Dee cunctiparens

SAATB

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Jubilate Domino

SSATB

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Repleti sunt omnes

SSATB

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Qui peccatum non fecit

SSATB

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Sana me Domine

SSATB

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Fontes aquarum

SAATB

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Vivit Dominus

SAATB

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Laudate Dominum

SAATB

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Wednesday 14 February 2024

Giovanni Battista Corvo (fl. 1554-5): Cenantibus illis (SATTB) [Mutettorum quinque vocum, 1555]

We know very little about the life of Giovanni Battista Corvo (fl. 1554-5). His Liber primus mutettorum quinque vocum was published by Antonio Gardano in Venice, in 1555. He was probably from Como and dedicated the collection to Alessandro Farnese. Some of Corvo's motets are rather uncommon, as they are designated to unusual Saints like St. Julian, St. Severin and St Provino di Como ("Beati Provini Episcop Comensis").

Cenantibus illis is the second motet in Liber primus mutettorum quinque vocum. You can buy this score here. Please consider purchasing our scores for the price you want to support Ars Subtilior Editions!

Giovanni Battista Corvo (fl. 1554-5)

Mutettorum quinque vocum (Venice, 1555)

22 motets 5vv, 6vv, 8vv and 9vv  

Surge propera

SATTB

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Cenantibus illis

SATTB

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Nunc dimittis

SSAAATTBB

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Monday 12 February 2024

Duarte Lobo (c. 1565-1646): Missa Elisabeth Zachariae (SATTB)

The fifth mass in the Liber missarum IIII. V. VI. et VIII. vocibus (1621) by the Portuguese composer Duarte Lobo (c. 1565-1646) is based on the five-voice motet Elisabeth Zachariae by the Spanish composer Francisco Guerrero, Lobo's favourite composer (the other two masses in the Liber missarum based on Guerrero's motets are the Missa Sancta Maria, available here and the Missa Dicebat Jesus, available here).

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Duarte Lobo (c. 1565-1646)

Liber missarum IIII. V. VI. et VIII. Vocibus (1621)

Missa Sancta Maria

SATB

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Missa de Beata Virgine

SATB

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Missa Dicebat Jesus

SATB

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Missa Valde honorandus est

SATB

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Missa Elisabeth Zachariae

SATTB

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Thursday 8 February 2024

Ippolito Chamaterò (c. 1535/40-c. 1592): Missa ad Illustrissimam Parmae et Placentiae Ducissam (SAATTBB)

This Mass is the last work of the collection of four Masses dedicated to the Dukes of Parma and Piacenza, the Missarum cum quinque et septem vocibus, published in Venice in 1569. This collection was thought to be lost by Bernstein, but was recently found in the Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emmanuele III in Naples. 

The seven-voice (SAATTBB) Missa ad Illustrissimam Parmae et Placentiae Ducissam is a unique work in more than one way: it is a Mass dedicated to a noblewoman, Margherita di Parma (1522-1586), daughter of the Emperor Charles V and Duchess of Parma and Piacenza, married to the Duke of Parma Ottavio Farnese (the dedicatee of the first Mass in Chamaterò's collection of masses, the five-voice Missa ad Illustrissimum et Eccellentissimum Octavium Farnensem Parmae et Placentiae Ducem, available here); and, unlike any other Mass dedicated to a nobleman there is no cantus firmus here, and the special text dedicated to Margherita is sung by several voices simultaneously with the usual text of the Mass:

Parmae et Placentiae populis, Margarita Austria, principum omnium, Margarita Imperante, aurei saeculi felicitas affulsit.

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Ippolito Chamaterò (c. 1535/40-c. 1592)

Missarum cum quinque et septem vocibus (1569)

Missa ad Illustrissimum Parmae Ducem

SATTB

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Missa Elasmamera

SATTB

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Missa Expurgate vetus fermentum

SATTB

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Missa ad Illustrissimam Parmae Ducissam

SAATTBB

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©2024 Jorge Martín


Tuesday 23 January 2024

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Twenty-five new motets from Liber motectorum (1614)

We have added twenty-five new motets (and reached the milestone of 900+ editions!) from the Liber motectorum (1614) by the Spanish composer Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622). 

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Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622)

Motets from Liber motectorum (1614)

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Motets for 4vv

Beatus iste Sanctus

SATB

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Circumdederunt judaei Jesum

SATB

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Da nobis quaesemus

SATB

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De profundis

SATB

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Diligite inimicos vestros

SATB

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Domine Pater

SATB

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Ductus est Jesus

SATB

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Dulcissima Maria

SATB

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Ecce ascendimus Jerosolymam

SATB

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Erat autem quidam homo

SATB

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Erat Dominus Jesus

SATB

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Hic est vere Martyr

SATB

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Hypocritae, bene prophetavit

SATB

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Lazarus mortuus est

SATB

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Lux perpetua

SATB

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Petite et accipietis

SATB

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Novissimae autem

SATB

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O quam suavis est

SATB

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Orantibus in loco isto

SATB

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Praeteriens Jesus

SATB

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Sancti mei

SATB

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Spiritus Sanctus replevit

SATB

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Stabat mater

SATB

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Tu es vas electionis

SATB

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Veni sponsa Christi

SATB

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Venit mulier de Samaria

SATB

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Motets for 5vv

Accesserunt ad Jesum

SATTB

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Aperi oculos tuos

SAATB

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Assumpsit Jesus

SAATB

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Ave Maria

SSATB

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Canite tuba

SATTB

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Circumdederunt me

SSATB

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Cum jejunatis

SAATB

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Cum turba plurima

SSATB

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Dicebat Jesus turbis

SAATB

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Fratres, hora est jam

SATTB

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Haec est vera fraternitas

SSATB

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Ibant Apostoli gaudentes

SSATB

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O doctor optime

SATTB

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O Domine Jesu Christe

SSATB

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Puer qui natus est

SSATB

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Quae est ista

SSATB

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Quis dabit capiti meo

SSATB

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Simile est regnum

SATTB

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Surge Petre

SAATB

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Surrexit pastor bonus

SSATB

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Stephanus vidit

SSATB

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Virgo benedicta

SAATB

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Motets for 6vv and 7vv

Accepit ergo Jesus

SSATTB

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Ecce sacerdos magnus

SSATTB

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Laetetur omne saeculum

SSSAATB

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O sacrum convivium

SSATTB

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Videns crucem Andreas

SSATTB

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Motets for 8vv and 9vv

Cantate Domino

SATB+SATB

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Caritas Pater est

SAT+SAT+SAB

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Egredimini filiae Sion

SATB+SATB

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In conspectu angelorum

SATB+SATB

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O rex gloriae

SATB+SATB

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Sancti et justi

SATB+SATB

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Sicut lilium

SATB+SATB

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Surge propera

SATB+SATB

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Veni dilecte mi

SATB+SATB

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©2024 Jorge Martín