C56 Natus sapientia

Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
NOBLITT 1963, 144-50 and 1968 proposed an attribution to Johannes Martini. The same scholar renounced the attribution in EdM 83, 364.
Cycle rubric: 
-
Identified as a cycle based on: 
presence of “loco” rubrics; consensus in the "motetti missales" literature
Reference source: 
D-Mbs 3154, No. 30, ff. 43v-48v
Other sources: 
-
Number of voices: 
4
Signature: 
bb
Clefs: 
c1c3c3f3
Final: 
C
Devotional / liturgical association: 
Christ, Passion, Holy Cross
Description: 

The cycle belongs to the “core” group of motetti missales, even though it is copied in a non-Milanese source. It consists of eight motets. All the texts derive (in a very incorrect form) from the same Passion hymn, notably used in the Short Office of the Cross, except for an interpolation in T254 Iugi est crucis conclavatus. The order of the hymn stanzas and the “loco” rubrics (added in a different hand to four motets) imply that the order of some motets is switched: M253 Crucifige clamitant and M254 Iugi est crucis conclavatus should come before M252 Iesus dominus expiravit

Modern editions: 
EdM 80-83, vol. 1, No. 32, 151-168
Discography: 
Further notes: 

The title Missa de Passione Domini Nostri Jesu Christi included in EdM 80-83 is editorial.

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Motet details

In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
D-Mbs 3154, f. 43v
Mensuration: 
Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
62
Signature: 
bb
Clefs: 
c1c3c3f3
Final: 
C
Music incipit: 
cccbgabg
gabcedbc
cedefgef
ccgfefgf
Modern editions: 
EdM 80-83
Further notes: 

Only the cantus is texted in the manuscript.

Text reference: 

Motet details

In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
D-Mbs 3154, f. 44r
Mensuration: 
Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
26
Signature: 
bb
Clefs: 
c1c3c3f3
Final: 
C
Music incipit: 
cbagafff
gfededgf
ecdegfed
cdfeg.cc
Modern editions: 
EdM 80-83
Text reference: 

Motet details

In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
D-Mbs 3154, f. 44v
Mensuration: 
 
Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
55
Signature: 
bb
Clefs: 
c1c3c3f3
Final: 
C
Music incipit: 
..cccbag
..ggabfb
..ceedcb
..cccg.g
Modern editions: 
EdM 80-83

Motet details

In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
D-Mbs 3154, f. 45r
Mensuration: 
Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
44
Signature: 
bb
Clefs: 
c1c3c3f3
Final: 
C
Music incipit: 
cbcabccc
gggfdg.d
cdecbd.d
cgcfgcgg
Modern editions: 
EdM 80-83
Further notes: 

The rubric “post elevationem” is in a different hand in D-Mbs 3154 and seems a later addition.

Motet details

In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
D-Mbs 3154, ff. 45v-46r
Mensuration: 
Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
67
Signature: 
bb
Clefs: 
c1c3c3f3
Final: 
C
Music incipit: 
cccagabc
...ededc
cccfegef
....ggcc
Modern editions: 
EdM 80-83
Further notes: 

The rubric “loco offertorii” is in a different hand in D-Mbs 3154 and seems a later addition.

Text reference: 

Motet details

In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
D-Mbs 3154, ff. 46v-47r
Mensuration: 
Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
50
Signature: 
bb
Clefs: 
c1c3c3f3
Final: 
C
Music incipit: 
cbgagggg
ggfedcde
cdbabbbb
cgabefee
Modern editions: 
EdM 80-83

Motet details

In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
D-Mbs 3154, ff. 47v-48r
Mensuration: 
Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
74
Signature: 
bb
Clefs: 
c1c3c3f3
Final: 
C
Music incipit: 
...cbgag
cbgaggfe
..cbgagc
.cbgagef
Modern editions: 
EdM 80-83
Text reference: 

Motet details

In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
D-Mbs 3154, f. 48v
Mensuration: 
Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
35
Signature: 
bb
Clefs: 
c1c3c3f3
Final: 
C
Music incipit: 
gbgdcdcb
cecgfedb
..cedgfe
.cecgfgf
Modern editions: 
EdM 80-83