C13a Quam pulchra es (8 motets)

Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"Gaspar" (I-Mfd 1, index); for M039 only, concordance in I-Mfd 2
Cycle rubric: 
listed under "Motetti missales consequentes" (I-Mfd 1, index)
Identified as a cycle based on: 
index of I-Mfd 1 (see Cycle rubric); consensus in the "motetti missales" literature
Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 134v-143r
Other sources: 
(for partial concordances, see the records of the individual motets)
Number of voices: 
4
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
g2c2c3c4
g2c2c3c4
g2c2c3c4
g2c2c3c4
g2c2c3c4
g2c2c3c4
g2c2c3c4
g2c2c4c4/g2c2c3c4
Final: 
G/G/G/G/D/G/G/G
Devotional / liturgical association: 
BVM
Description: 

The cycle belongs to the “core” group of motetti missales. It consists of eight motets (the fifth and the eighth subdivided into two partes). The texts derive from different sources, mostly Marian antiphons (including two lengthy antiphons based on the Song of Songs), rhymed prayers, and sequences.  

Modern editions: 
AMMM 11, 44-75; CMM 106.3
Discography: 
Further notes: 

See also the shorter cognate cycles C13b and C13c.

See also information on this cycle as part of the Gaspar van Weerbeke Project.

Component motets preview

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Motet details

Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 134v-135r
Mensuration: 
Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
59
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
g2c2c3c4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
gggffdef
dgabgge
gcddcbc
geedgcgf
Modern editions: 
AMMM 11, 44-47; CMM 106.3
Further notes: 
Text reference: 

Motet details

Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 135v-136r
Mensuration: 
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

This motet possibly quotes pre-existing material, but it can not be linked to any Cantus prius factus with a corresponding text.

Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
49
Signature: 
b (bb in B)
Clefs: 
g2c2c3c4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
gefgfbab
dgcabac.
gdedbcb.
gecdcbbf
Modern editions: 
AMMM 11, 48-50; CMM 106.3
Further notes: 

Motet details

Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 136v-137r
Mensuration: 
Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
46
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
g2c2c3c4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
gdefgbcd
....defd
....gbcd
gfgagdef
Modern editions: 
AMMM 11, 51-53; CMM 106.3
Further notes: 
Text reference: 

Motet details

Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 137v-138r
Mensuration: 
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

This motet possibly quotes pre-existing material, but it can not be linked to any Cantus prius factus with a corresponding text.

Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
65
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
g2c2c3c4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
ggfbgabc
dbbcdefg
gbagfbga
ggdeeefg
Modern editions: 
AMMM 11, 54-57; CMM 106.3
Further notes: 

Motet details

Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 138v-139r
Mensuration: 
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

The passage "Ave corpus domini ... mundo dixit vale" possibly quotes pre-existing material, but it can not be linked to any Cantus prius factus with a corresponding text.

Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
84
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
g2c2c3c4
Final: 
G / D
Music incipit: 
...gabce
.defgfdc
..gabcde
defgabgc
Modern editions: 
AMMM 11, 58-63; CMM 106.3
Further notes: 

Elevation motet (2a pars).

“Verte folium” (I-Mfd 1) or “verte folium” and “custodes” (I-Mfd 2) to next motet (O Maria clausus hortus); consequently GASSER 2001, 285-286 considers them as one long motet consisting of three partes.

See also the Gaspar van Weerbeke Project.

Motet details

Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 139v-140r
Mensuration: 
Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
56
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
g2c2c3c4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
aabaaggf
..agfeed
dddccbag
..dedegf
Modern editions: 
AMMM 11, 63-66; CMM 106.3
Further notes: 

GASSER 2001, 289 considers this as the 3a pars of M043 (see the Further notes to M043).

See also the Gaspar van Weerbeke Project.

Motet details

Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 140v-141r
Mensuration: 
Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
80
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
g2c2c3c4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
..gagbag
...gagba
..gagbag
gagbagfg
Modern editions: 
AMMM 11, 67-71; CMM 106.3
Further notes: 
Text reference: 

Motet details

Reference source: 
I-Mfd 1, ff. 141v-143r
Mensuration: 
 
Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
47
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
g2c2c4c4; g2c2c3c4
Final: 
D / G
Music incipit: 
gagefgfa
defdedcd
gfgabaga
gedfgfed
Modern editions: 
AMMM 11, 72-75; CMM 106.3
Further notes: 

Connection between two partes indicated by “verte folium” and “custodes” in I-Mfd 1.

See also the Gaspar van Weerbeke Project.

Text reference: