In amara crucis ara

Source: 
Folio(s): 
No. 3: 010v-011r
Motet rubric: 
-
Attributed to: 
Josquin (as part of C42)

Cycle details

Reference source: 
MotettiB, No. 3, ff. 7v-14r
Cycle rubric: 
-
Number of voices: 
4
Signature: 
-
Clefs: 
c2c3c4f4
c2c3c4f4
c2c4c4f4/c2c3c4f4
c2c4c4f4
c2c3c4f4
c2c3c4f4
Final: 
E/E/A/E/E/E
Devotional / liturgical association: 
Christ, Passion, Holy Cross
Modern editions: 
DRAKE 2002; NJE 22 (No. 3)
Further notes: 

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

Content (motets): 
M157 M158 M159 M160 M161 M162

Motet details

Reference source: 
MotettiB, No. 3, ff. 10v-11r
Mensuration: 
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

The hymn Crux fidelis inter omnes (Cantus ID g00959) displays strong similarities with the melodic lines of T and C:

1--d---e--gh--hg--h--k--kj---hg---j--k--lm---hg---k--jh--h---4

"Crux fidelis inter omnes / arbor una nobilis

1--h--hkj---g---ge--f--dc--de--efe---d---dh---hg---ed--f--ed---d--4

nulla tamen silva profert / fronde flore germine." (GT 182)

Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
70
Signature: 
-
Clefs: 
c2c3c4f4
Final: 
E
Music incipit: 
..egaag.
...eefed
egaag..g
.eefedcb
Modern editions: 
NJE 22 (No. 3); DRAKE 1972
Further notes: 
Text reference: