Mente tota

Source: 
Folio(s): 
S:028r-028v A:090v T:058v B:123v-124r
Motet rubric: 
-
Attributed to: 
Josquin de pres (as part of C53)

Cycle details

Reference source: 
MotettiLQ, ff. 27r-28v (S), 90v-92r (A), 57v-59r (T), 122v-124r (B)
Cycle rubric: 
-
Identified as a cycle based on: 
(see Further notes)
Number of voices: 
4
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c3f3
c1c3c3f3
c1c3c4f3
c1c3c3f3
c1c2c3f3
g2c2c3f3
c1c3c3f3
Final: 
G
Devotional / liturgical association: 
BVM, Christ
Modern editions: 
NJE 25 (No. 14)
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.

Content (motets): 
M226 M227 M228 M229 M230 M231

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.

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