Christe fili dei : Christe fili dei mundi verissima : Christe fili dei precibus

Source: 
Folio(s): 
S:028v(b) A:092r T:059r B: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

In cycle(s): 
Reference source: 
MotettiLQ, ff. 28v (S), 92r (A), 59r (T), 124r (B)
Mensuration: 
Pre-existing melodies (Cantus prius facti): 

This motet displays a structure similar to an Agnus Dei. The incipit of the following Agnus Dei displays similarities to the three passages of "Christe fili dei" in the C:

1--d--f--dce--e--4

"Agnus Dei" (GT 762)

The A is identical to the superius of the anonymous rondeau J'ay pris amour:

1--h--k--k--j---e----g--h--j--k--j--g--h--g---j--k---4
1---j--k--l--m--l--j--k--h--j--h--f--g--h--4
1---h---k--j--g--h--g--k--j--k--4
1---k--j--g--h--g--e--h--g--h--j--g---4
1---g--h--g--f--e--e--d--e---4
1---j--j--j--k--j--h--g--h--j--g--f--f--e--g---4
1---e--f--g--h--e--4
1--g--h--g--k--j--h--g--k--j--m--l--j--k--h---g--h-----4

"J’ay prins amours a ma devise / pour conquerir joyeuseté /heureux seray en cest’ esté /se puis venir a mon emprinse."
Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale, Département de la Musique, Ms. Rés. Vmc. 57 ("Nivelle de la Chaussée Chansonnier"), f. 71v.

Number of voices: 
4
Length: 
83
Signature: 
b
Clefs: 
c1c3c3f3
Final: 
G / D / G
Music incipit: 
ggbafgab
...dffea
.ggbafga
....gfde
Modern editions: 
NJE 25 (No. 14)
Further notes: 

Concordances in mss. that do not transmit motet cycles: I-Pc MS A.17, No. 120, ff. 178v-179r.

See also The Josquin Research Project.

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