C53a Vultum tuum

Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"Josquin de pres" (MotettiLQ)
Cycle rubric: 
-
Identified as a cycle based on: 
(see Further notes)
Reference source: 
MotettiLQ, ff. 27r-28v (S), 90v-92r (A), 57v-59r (T), 122v-124r (B)
Other sources: 
see Further notes; (for partial concordances, see the records of the individual motets)
Number of voices: 
4
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c3f3
c1c3c3f3
c1c3c4f3
c1c3c3f3
c1c2c3f3
g2c2c3f3
c1c3c3f3
Final: 
G
Devotional / liturgical association: 
BVM, Christ
Description: 

The cycle consists of seven motets, the last divided into three partes (for alternative configurations, see Further notes and compare the shorter cognate cycles C53b Ora pro nobis virgo and C53c Sancta dei genitrix). The texts derive from Marian antiphons and prayers, and contain litanic interpolations (the last one, in M232 Christe fili dei, addressed to Christ). 

Modern editions: 
NJE 25 (No. 14)
Literature: 
Discography: 

Josquin des Pres: Missa Pange lingua, Vultum tuum, Planxit autem David. Wenstminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell, Hyperion CDA 66614, 1992 (cycle extended and reorganised following Macey's suggestions).

Further notes: 

Compare the shorter cognate cycles C53b Ora pro nobis virgo and C53c Sancta dei genitrix.

MACEY 1989 proposed an extended and partially reordered cycle, including Josquin’s “little” Ave Maria and his Tu lumen, tu splendor patris. Elders discusses the hypothesis in the critical notes to the edition of the work in NJE (CC) 25.

See information on this cycle as part of The Josquin Research Project.

Motets in this cycle

Displaying 1 - 7 of 7
MotettiLQ
Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
MotettiLQ
S:027r A:090v T:057v B:122v
Vultum tuum
ID: M226
Josquin de pres
Josquin des Prez
- C53a Vultum tuum
T226 Vultum tuum
MotettiLQ
S:027v A:090v T:057v B:123r
Sancta dei genitrix
ID: M227
Josquin de pres (as part of C53)
Josquin des Prez
- C53a Vultum tuum
T227 Sancta dei genitrix
MotettiLQ
S:027v(b) A:091r T:058r B:123r
Intemerata virgo
ID: M228
Josquin de pres (as part of C53)
Josquin des Prez
- C53a Vultum tuum
T228 Intemerata virgo
MotettiLQ
S:028r A:091r-091v T:058v B:123v
O Maria nullam
ID: M229
Josquin de pres (as part of C53)
Josquin des Prez
- C53a Vultum tuum
T229 O Maria nullam
MotettiLQ
S:028r-028v A:090v T:058v B:123v-124r
Mente tota
ID: M230
Josquin de pres (as part of C53)
Josquin des Prez
- C53a Vultum tuum
T230 Mente tota
MotettiLQ
S:028v A:092r T:059r B:124r
Ora pro nobis
ID: M231
Josquin de pres (as part of C53)
Josquin des Prez
- C53a Vultum tuum
T231 Ora pro nobis
MotettiLQ
S:028v(b) A:092r T:059r B:124r
Christe fili dei : Christe fili dei mundi verissima : Christe fili dei precibus
ID: M232
Josquin de pres (as part of C53)
Josquin des Prez
- C53a Vultum tuum
T232 Christe fili dei

Component motets preview

Displaying 1 - 7 of 7

Motet details

In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
MotettiLQ, ff. 27r (S), 90v (A), 57v (T), 122v (B)
Mensuration: 
 
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

Incipit of the introit Vultum tuum deprecabuntur (Cantus ID g01390), S opening:

1--d--c-d-c-a--c-d-c--d--f-c--d--f-e--f-e--d---4
"Vultum tuum deprecabuntur"
(http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/bcj/0018/282)

Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
66
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c3f3
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
gfgfdefg
dgabcdde
gbadcdfe
gdedbbag
Modern editions: 
NJE 25 (No. 14)
Further notes: 

Concordances in mss. that do not transmit motet cycles: I-Pc MS A.17, No. 122, ff. 180v-181r.

See also The Josquin Research Project.

Text reference: 

Motet details

Reference source: 
MotettiLQ, ff. 27v (S), 90v (A), 57v (T), 123r (B)
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: 
55
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c3f3
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
bbbaccd.
gggafedg
..bbbacc
..gggafe
Modern editions: 
NJE 25 (No. 14)
Further notes: 

Additional concordances in mss. that do not transmit motet cycles: I-Pc MS A.17, No. 122, ff. 180v-181r.

See also The Josquin Research Project.

Text reference: 

Motet details

Reference source: 
MotettiLQ, ff. 27v (S), 91r (A), 58r (T), 123r (B)
Mensuration: 

Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

The antiphon Intemerata virgo (Cantus ID 003360) displays strong similarities with the melodic lines of C and T (passage from "quae redemptorem ... permansisti"):

1--d--e--f--g--g--gedf---e--d--e--f--g--g--g--g--f--h--h--g--g-4

"Intemerata virgo quae redemptorem Israel peperisti"

1--g--d--e--f--gf--efg--gf--de--e--e--g--g--g--fe--d--f---g--h--g--e--gg--e-4

"et post partum virgo permansisti dei genetrix intercede pro nobis" (http://cantusindex.org/id/003360)

Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
97
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f3
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
.dddcdba
gggfgedd
....dddc
...gggfg
Modern editions: 
NJE 25 (No. 14)
Further notes: 

Additional concordances in mss. that do not transmit motet cycles: E-SE, Ms. s.s. (“Segovia Codex; Cancionero musical de Segovia; Cancionero del Alcázar”), No. 18, ff. 85v-87r; F-CA MS 125-128, No. 93, ff. 86v-87r; E-Bbc M 454 (“Cancionero musical de Barcelona”), No. 59, ff. 128v-129r; I-Pc MS A.17, No. 2, ff. 4v-5r.

See also The Josquin Research Project.

Text reference: 

Motet details

Reference source: 
MotettiLQ, ff. 28r (S), 91r-91v (A), 58v (T), 123v (B)
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: 
77
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c3f3
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
.dcdd..d
gfgg..dd
.defd..d
gabg..gg
Modern editions: 
NJE 25 (No. 14)
Further notes: 

Additional concordances in mss. that do not transmit motet cycles: E-Bbc M 454 (“Cancionero musical de Barcelona”), No. 59, ff. 129v-130r; E-SE Ms. s.s. (“Segovia Codex; Cancionero musical de Segovia; Cancionero del Alcázar”), ff. 86v-87r; F-CA MS 125-128, ff. 86v-87r.

See also The Josquin Research Project.

Text reference: 

Motet details

Reference source: 
MotettiLQ, ff. 28r-28v (S), 90v (A), 58v (T), 123v-124r (B)
Mensuration: 

Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

A typical melodic formula commonly used for litanies is quoted in C (call) and T (response) in the passage "Sancta Maria ... intercede pro nobis"

1--k--k--k--l--j-----j--h--j--k--k---4
"Sancta Maria, ora pro nobis." (LU 836)

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

Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
100
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c2c3f3
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
..ddcdde
ggfggaba
...ddcdd
.ggfggab
Modern editions: 
NJE 25 (No. 14)
Further notes: 

Additional concordances in mss. that do not transmit motet cycles: RISM 1539/2, No. 11; RISM 1559/2, No. 11; CH-SGs MS 463 (“Tschudi Liederbuch”); D-B MS Mus. 40021, No. 106, ff. 217v-218r; D-Mbs Mus. MS 19, No. 7, ff. 58v-63r; D-Rp C 120 (“Pernner Codex"), No. 44, ff. 85-86 (untexted); I-Rvat MS Capp. Sist. 26, No. 14, ff. 136v-138r; PL-Wu 2016, ff. 92v-93r; I-Pc MS A.17, No. 102, ff. 154v-155r.

This motet is the basis of Févin’s parody mass.

See also The Josquin Research Project.

Text reference: 

Motet details

Reference source: 
MotettiLQ, ff. 28v (S), 92r (A), 59r (T), 124r (B)
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: 
93
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
g2c2c3f3
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
.......g
......gf
.gffba.d
gffbadef
Modern editions: 
NJE 25 (No. 14)
Further notes: 
Text reference: 

Motet details

In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
MotettiLQ, ff. 28v (S), 92r (A), 59r (T), 124r (B)
Mensuration: 
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

This motet displays a structure similar to an Agnus Dei. The incipit of the following Agnus Dei displays similarities to the three passages of "Christe fili dei" in the C:

1--d--f--dce--e--4

"Agnus Dei" (GT 762)

The A is identical to the superius of the anonymous rondeau J'ay pris amour:

1--h--k--k--j---e----g--h--j--k--j--g--h--g---j--k---4
1---j--k--l--m--l--j--k--h--j--h--f--g--h--4
1---h---k--j--g--h--g--k--j--k--4
1---k--j--g--h--g--e--h--g--h--j--g---4
1---g--h--g--f--e--e--d--e---4
1---j--j--j--k--j--h--g--h--j--g--f--f--e--g---4
1---e--f--g--h--e--4
1--g--h--g--k--j--h--g--k--j--m--l--j--k--h---g--h-----4

"J’ay prins amours a ma devise / pour conquerir joyeuseté /heureux seray en cest’ esté /se puis venir a mon emprinse."
Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale, Département de la Musique, Ms. Rés. Vmc. 57 ("Nivelle de la Chaussée Chansonnier"), f. 71v.

Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
83
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c3f3
Final: 
G / D / G
Music incipit: 
ggbafgab
...dffea
.ggbafga
....gfde
Modern editions: 
NJE 25 (No. 14)
Further notes: 

Concordances in mss. that do not transmit motet cycles: I-Pc MS A.17, No. 120, ff. 178v-179r.

See also The Josquin Research Project.

Text reference: