C58 O admirabile commercium

Standardised composer: 
Attribution notes: 
"Josquin des prez", "Jo. des pres", "Josquin des pretz" (GB-Cmc 1760)
Cycle rubric: 
-
Identified as a cycle based on: 
Reference source: 
GB-Cmc 1760, ff. 7v-15r
Other sources: 
I-Fn 232, ff. 35v-40r; I-Fl Acquisti e doni 666, ff. 14v-22r; I-Rvat CS 46, ff. 50v-55r; Antico 1521, ff. 6r-8v; Grapheus 1538, No. 29
Number of voices: 
4
Signature: 
b (SA); bb (TB)
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
B/D/A/G/G
Devotional / liturgical association: 
Christ
Christmas, Christmastide
Description: 

The cycle consists of five motets, whose texts are antiphons for the Octave of Christmas (also used in the Little Office of the BVM during Christmastide).

Modern editions: 
NJE 21. (No. 7)
Literature: 
Discography: 

I Fiamminghi IV: O admirabile commercium. Brumel, Regis, Mouton, Josquin. Cappella Pratensis - Rebecca Stewart, Ricercar 207572

Further notes: 

M264, M265 and M268 have further concordances in F-PN Cons. Rés. F. 41 (for the foliation, see the records of the individual motets). Because of its particular nature, this source (in which the motets are inserted as handwritten additions between printed masses by Carpentras) is not listed among the Other sources of the present cycle (see http://www.diamm.ac.uk/sources/2375/#/).

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

Motets in this cycle

Displaying 1 - 25 of 25
Antico 1521
Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
Antico 1521
S:006r-006v A:006r-006v T:007v-008r B:005v-006r
O admirabile commercium
ID: M264
Josquinus
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T085 O admirabile commercium
Antico 1521
S:006v-007r A:006v-007r T:008r-008v B:006r-006v
Quando natus est
ID: M265
Josquinus
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T086b Quando natus es
Antico 1521
S:007r-007v A:007v T:008v-009r B:006v
Rubum quem viderat Moyses
ID: M266
Josquinus
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T266 Rubum quem viderat Moyses
Antico 1521
S:007v-008r A:007v-008r T:009r-009v B:007r
Germinavit radix Iesse
ID: M267
Josquinus
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T087 Germinavit radix Iesse
Antico 1521
S:008r-008v A:008v-009r T:009v-010r B:007r-007v
Ecce Maria genuit
ID: M268
Josquinus
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T268 Ecce Maria genuit
GB-Cmc 1760
Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
GB-Cmc 1760
007v-009r
O admirabile commercium
ID: M264
Josquin des pres
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T085 O admirabile commercium
GB-Cmc 1760
009v-011r
Quando natus es
ID: M265
Io. des pres.
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T086b Quando natus es
GB-Cmc 1760
011v-012r
Rubum quem viderat Moyses
ID: M266
Jo. des prez
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T266 Rubum quem viderat Moyses
GB-Cmc 1760
012v-013r
Germinavit radix Iesse
ID: M267
Josquin des pretz
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T087 Germinavit radix Iesse
GB-Cmc 1760
013v-015r
Ecce Maria genuit
ID: M268
Iosquin des pretz
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T268 Ecce Maria genuit
Grapheus 1538
Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
Grapheus 1538
No. 29(a)
O admirabile commercium
ID: M264
-
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T085 O admirabile commercium
Grapheus 1538
No. 29(b)
Quando natus est
ID: M265
-
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T086b Quando natus es
Grapheus 1538
No. 29(c)
Rubum quem viderat Moyses
ID: M266
-
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T266 Rubum quem viderat Moyses
Grapheus 1538
No. 29(d)
Germinavit radix Iesse
ID: M267
-
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T087 Germinavit radix Iesse
Grapheus 1538
No. 29(e)
Ecce Maria genuit
ID: M268
-
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T268 Ecce Maria genuit
I-Fl Acquisti e doni 666
Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Fl Acquisti e doni 666
014v-016r
O admirabile commercium
ID: M264
Iosquin
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T085 O admirabile commercium
I-Fl Acquisti e doni 666
016v-018r
Quando natus es
ID: M265
-
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T086b Quando natus es
I-Fl Acquisti e doni 666
018v-019r
Rubum quem viderat Moyses
ID: M266
-
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T266 Rubum quem viderat Moyses
I-Fl Acquisti e doni 666
019v-020r
Germinavit radix Iesse
ID: M267
-
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T087 Germinavit radix Iesse
I-Fl Acquisti e doni 666
020v-022r
Ecce Maria genuit
ID: M268
-
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T268 Ecce Maria genuit
I-Rvat CS 46
Source Motet incipit Attribution Rubric Cycle / Text
I-Rvat CS 46
050v-051r
O admirabile commercium
ID: M264
-
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T085 O admirabile commercium
I-Rvat CS 46
051v-052r
Quando natus es
ID: M265
-
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T086b Quando natus es
I-Rvat CS 46
052v-053r
Rubum quem viderat Moyses
ID: M266
-
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T266 Rubum quem viderat Moyses
I-Rvat CS 46
053v-054r
Germinavit radix Iesse
ID: M267
-
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T087 Germinavit radix Iesse
I-Rvat CS 46
054v-055r
Ecce Maria genuit
ID: M268
-
Josquin des Prez
- C58 O admirabile commercium
T268 Ecce Maria genuit

Component motets preview

Displaying 1 - 5 of 5

Motet details

Reference source: 
GB-Cmc 1760, ff. 7v-9r
Mensuration: 
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

The first half of the antiphon O admirabile commercium (Cantus ID 003985) is quoted in the T (passage: "O admirabile ... et procedens homo") and partially in the C (incipit):

1--efd-dc--f--f--fg--g--g--gf--gh---gf--f--f--gh--f--g--f--g--gh--f--f--4

"O admirabile commercium creator generis humani"

1--f--f--fhijh--g--j--h--g--f--f--g--f--f--4

"animatum corpus sumens de virgine"

1--g--f--f--fhij--h--g--g--g--gh--g--fg--f--4

"nasci dignatus est et procedens homo" (http://cantusindex.org/id/003985)

The next part of the antiphon O admirabile commercium (Cantus ID 003985) is quoted in the C (passage "sine semine")

1--fe--df--fg--fe--dc---4

"sine semine" (http://cantusindex.org/id/003985)

The last part of the antiphon O admirabile commercium (Cantus ID 003985) is quoted in the T (passage "largitus est" ... end)

1--cd--f--f--f--gh--g--h--hk--hg--h--f--f---4

"largitus est nobis suam deitatem" (http://cantusindex.org/id/003985)

Number of voices: 
4
Discography: 

I Fiamminghi IV: O admirabile commercium. Brumel, Regis, Mouton, Josquin. Cappella Pratensis - Rebecca Stewart, Ricercar 207572

Length: 
103
Signature: 
b (bb in contra + bass)
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
B
Music incipit: 
abgg.gag
.decc.cd
........
........
Modern editions: 
NJE 21 (No. 7)
Further notes: 

Clefs vary in the sources.

See also The Josquin Research Project.

Motet details

Reference source: 
GB-Cmc 1760, ff. 9v-11r
Mensuration: 
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

The beginning of the antiphon Quando natus est (Cantus ID 004441) is quoted in C and T (opening)

1--e--eed--g--hk--k--k--j--h--gh--j--h----4

"Quando natus est ineffabiliter" (http://cantusindex.org/id/004441)

A next part of the antiphon Quando natus est (Cantus ID 004441) is quoted in the T (passage "tunc ... scripturae"):

1--g--h--j--k--hgh---ghg--e--e----4

"tunc impletae sunt scripturae" (ibid.)

The next part of the antiphon Quando natus est (Cantus ID 004441) is quoted in the T (passage "sicut pluvia (2nd time) ... descendisti"):

1--g--h--k--j--klk--j--kj--h--h--g--k--h---4

"sicut pluvia in vellus descendisti" (ibid.)

The next part of the antiphon Quando natus est (Cantus ID 004441) is quoted in the T (passage "ut salvum ... humanum"):

1--k--k--k--k--jh--g--hgf--g--ghg--e--e--4

"ut salvum faceres genus humanum" (ibid.)

The last part of the antiphon Quando natus est (Cantus ID 004441) is loosely quoted in the T (passage "te laudamus ... noster"):

1--hjh--g--gf--ef---g--gf--e--e--4

"te laudamus deus noster" (ibid.)

Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
90
Signature: 
b (bb in contra + bass)
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
D
Music incipit: 
ddc.fgab
.aag.cde
.....aag
....aagc
Modern editions: 
NJE 21 (No. 7)
Further notes: 
Text reference: 

Motet details

Reference source: 
GB-Cmc 1760, ff. 11v-12r
Mensuration: 
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

The incipit of the antiphon Rubum quem viderat Moyses (Cantus ID 004669) quoted in the opening of all voices, most precisely in the C:

1--d-e--f--g--g--g--g--fedef--f--f---4

"Rubum quem viderat Moyses" (http://cantusindex.org/id/004669)

The next part of the antiphon Rubum quem viderat Moyses (Cantus ID 004669) quoted in C and T successively in the next phrase:

1--e--f--g--g--g--g--g--f--gh--h--gh--e--4

"incombustum conservatam agnovimus" (ibid.)

The next part of the antiphon Rubum quem viderat Moyses (Cantus ID 004669) quoted in C and T successively in the next phrase:

1--dh--h--hg--hj--hg--g--f--g--hg--e--e---4

"tuam laudabilem virginitatem" (ibid.)

The next part of the antiphon Rubum quem viderat Moyses (Cantus ID 004669) quoted in T and C successively in the next phrase:

1--h--gf--g--fe--d--4

"dei genetrix" (ibid.)

The next part of the antiphon Rubum quem viderat Moyses (Cantus ID 004669) loosely quoted in T and C in the last phrase:

1--e--f--h--g--f--g--e--4

"intercede pro nobis" (ibid.)

Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
63
Signature: 
b (bb in contra + bass)
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
A
Music incipit: 
...gabcc
....cdef
..gabccc
defgggef
Modern editions: 
NJE 21 (No. 7)
Further notes: 

Motet details

Reference source: 
GB-Cmc 1760, ff. 12v-13r
Mensuration: 
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

The incipit of the antiphon Germinavit radix Jesse (Cantus ID 002941) quoted in all voices, most precisely in the C and T:

1--d--ef--g--g--f--e--cd--defdd--4

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

The next part of the antiphon Germinavit radix Jesse (Cantus ID 002941) quoted in C and T (passage "orta ... Jacob"):

1--dc--f--g--h--f--gh--g--f--4

"orta est stella ex Jacob" (ibid.)

The next part of the antiphon Germinavit radix Jesse (Cantus ID 002941) more loosely quoted in C and T (passage: "virgo ... salvatorem"):

1--f--g--h--g--f--gf--f--fg-fed--d--4

"virgo peperit salvatorem" (ibid.)

The last part of the antiphon Germinavit radix Jesse (Cantus ID 002941) verly loosely quoted in C and T (passage "te laudamus"... end):

1--hk---g--ge--de--g--ghggf--e---e--4

"te laudamus deus noster." (ibid.)

Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
66
Signature: 
b (bb in contra + bass)
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
.....gab
....defg
.gabcabc
defgegaf
Modern editions: 
NJE 21 (No. 7)
Further notes: 

Motet details

Reference source: 
GB-Cmc 1760, ff. 13v-15r
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: 
72
Signature: 
b (bb in contra + bass)
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
G
Music incipit: 
.dccddcb
gfggfef
....dccd
......gf
Modern editions: 
NJE 21 (No. 7)
Further notes: 
Text reference: