O admirabile commercium

Source: 
Folio(s): 
065v-066r
Motet rubric: 
-
Attributed to: 
-

Cycle details

Reference source: 
I-Mfd [4], ff. 65v-68r
Cycle rubric: 
-
Identified as a cycle based on: 
WARD 1986, 499; GASSER 2001, 332
Number of voices: 
4
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
g2c2c3c4
Final: 
G
Devotional / liturgical association: 
BVM, Christ, Incarnation
Christmas, Christmastide
Modern editions: 
CMM 15.4 (O admirabile commercium); AMMM 13, 151-156 (O admirabile commercium); AMMM 6, 12-16 (Sanctus, from I-Mfd 2)
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.

Content (motets): 
M101 Sanctus M103

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.