C29 O admirabile commercium (with Sanctus)

Cycle criteria: 
Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
The concordant motet M101 is attributed to "Loyset" in I-Mfd 1.
Cycle rubric: 
-
Identified as a cycle based on: 
WARD 1986, 499; GASSER 2001, 332
Reference source: 
I-Mfd [4], ff. 65v-68r
Other sources: 
(for partial concordances, see the records of the individual motets)
Number of voices: 
4
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
g2c2c3c4
Final: 
G
Devotional / liturgical association: 
BVM, Christ, Incarnation
Christmas, Christmastide
Description: 

This hybrid cycle consists of a Sanctus (without Benedictus) preceded and followed by a motet. The texts derive from liturgical items associated with Advent and Christmas.

Modern editions: 
CMM 15.4 (O admirabile commercium); AMMM 13, 151-156 (O admirabile commercium); AMMM 6, 12-16 (Sanctus, from I-Mfd 2)
Literature: 
, 491–523, esp. 506, 508-515
, 180-181; 184-186
Discography: 
Further notes: 

All movements have concordances elsewhere in the Libroni (for the Sanctus, see I-Mfd 2, ff. 35v-36r); therefore, it is possible to access the full score of the cycle in spite of the damaged state of the reference source (notice, however, the reworkings pointed out by WARD 1986, 512-515, and see the  further notes to M103).

WARD 1986, 506, 508-515 proposes and discusses the reconstruction of a “virtual” five-movement cycle including two additional motets from I-Mfd 1, ff. 149v-151r.

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Motet details

Reference source: 
I-Mfd [4], ff. 65v-66r
Mensuration: 

Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

The incipit of the antiphon Germinavit radix Jesse (Cantus ID 002941) quoted in C and T (opening of the passage "Germinavit radix Jesse.."):

1--d---ef---g---g----4

"Germinavit" (http://cantusindex.org/id/002941)

Number of voices: 
4
Discography: 

Medieval Christmas - Noël médiévaux: Tenth- to Sixteenth-Century secular & liturgical music for Feasts days, Orlando consort, Harmonia Mundi HMU 90 7418

Length: 
85
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
g2c2c3c4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
ggfgabab
ddegfgfd
gbabcddb
ggdgcgdg
Modern editions: 
CMM 15.4 (edition after concordance in I-Mfd 1); AMMM 13, 151-156
Further notes: 

The concordance in I-Mfd 1 is not part of a cycle, but it does contain the ascription.

The transcription in AMMM 13 contains an error in the last chord; it gives a d instead of a g in the contratenor bassus.

Motet details

Reference source: 
I-Mfd [4], ff. 67v-68r
Mensuration: 
Number of voices: 
4
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
g2c2c3c4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
-
-
..gggagd
..gggagd
Modern editions: 
-
Further notes: 

This motet is transmitted as a fragment.

WARD 1986 considers this a concordance for Compère’s O genetrix gloriosa (WARD 1986, 499, 506; edited in CMM 15.4 after MotettiA, ff. 4v-6r, but contained incompletely in three Libroni: I-Mfd 1, ff. 149v-150r, 2nd part; I-Mfd 2, ff. 36v-37r, 2nd part; and I-Mfd 3, ff. 51v-52r, 1st part). This piece is however not a real concordance for O genitrix gloriosa, but rather a cognate setting of a partially concordant text, with substantial musical similarities.

 

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