C02 Beata progenies

Cycle criteria: 
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"F. Gaffor(us)", "F. Gaff(orus)", "F. G." (I-Mfd 1)
Cycle rubric: 
-
Identified as a cycle based on: 
GASSER 2001, 343-354 (see Further notes)
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 64v-67r
Other sources: 
-
Number of voices: 
3
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c4f4
c1c4f4
c1c3c4
Final: 
G/G/F
Devotional / liturgical association: 
BVM
Nativity of Mary?, other Marian feasts
Description: 

The cycle consists of three motets, whose texts are variously associated with Marian feasts (notably the Nativity of the BVM).

Modern editions: 
AMMM 5, 20-25
Literature: 
, 523
, 343-354
Discography: 
Further notes: 

WARD 1986 listed the first two motets of this cycle (cited only by their foliation, ff. 64v-66r) among the “possibile motetti missales cycles in the Gafurius codices” (p. 523, footnote 56). GASSER 2001 was the first to propose a larger, three-motet cycle. As the same author admits, however, the third motet has a different tonal type (p. 347). While this “may seem to throw out the possibility of a unified, tri-partite cycle”, Gasser observes that all three motets “share the same hexachordal identity of cantus mollis” and feature “similar musical techniques and a consistent approach to composition, including some potential thematic connections” (ibid.).

Motets in this cycle

Component motets preview

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

Motet details

In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 64v-65r
Mensuration: 
Number of voices: 
3
Length: 
25
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c4f4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
gabcdcba
.gabcdcb
gfedg.gf
Modern editions: 
AMMM 5, 20-21
Text reference: 

Motet details

In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 65v-66r
Mensuration: 
Number of voices: 
3
Length: 
51
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c4f4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
..gfefgb
..gfefgb
gfefgbag
Modern editions: 
AMMM 5, 22-23
Further notes: 

I-Mfd [4], ff. 47v-48r Gloriosae virginis Mariae is not a musical concordance.

Motet details

In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 66v-67r
Mensuration: 
Number of voices: 
3
Length: 
30
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c4
Final: 
F
Music incipit: 
fedc.gag
fgagf.bc
fdcfc.cd
Modern editions: 
AMMM 5, 24-25