O admirabile commercium

Source: 
Folio(s): 
007v-009r
Motet rubric: 
-
Attributed to: 
Josquin des pres

Cycle details

Reference source: 
GB-Cmc 1760, ff. 7v-15r
Cycle rubric: 
-
Number of voices: 
4
Signature: 
b (SA); bb (TB)
Clefs: 
c1c3c4f4
Final: 
B/D/A/G/G
Devotional / liturgical association: 
Christ
Christmas, Christmastide
Modern editions: 
NJE 21. (No. 7)
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.

Content (motets): 
M264 M265 M266 M267 M268

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.