Absalon, fili mi (Josquin des Prez)

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This work has been misattributed.
See notes for details and correct composer below.

Sources variously attribute this piece to Josquin or to Pierre de La Rue

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  • (Posted 2021-10-15)  CPDL #66216:     
Editor: Simon Biazeck (submitted 2021-10-15).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 220 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a major sixth for S.A.T.B.
  • (Posted 2021-10-15)  CPDL #66215:     
Editor: Simon Biazeck (submitted 2021-10-15).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 219 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a fourth for A.T.Bar.B.
  • (Posted 2021-10-15)  CPDL #66212:     
Editor: Simon Biazeck (submitted 2021-10-15).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 219 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original pitch for T.B.B.B.
  • (Posted 2021-10-04)  CPDL #66041:     
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2021-10-04).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 290 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Transposed a fourth higher (for STTB), otherwise identical to CPDL #54962 below.
  • (Posted 2021-10-04)  CPDL #54964:   
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2019-08-03).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 273 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Transposed a major sixth higher (for SATB) and partial key signature simplified (see Editorial Notes within), otherwise identical to CPDL #54962 below. Revised edition uploaded 04 October 2021.
  • (Posted 2021-10-04)  CPDL #54963:     
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2019-08-03).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 290 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed a fifth higher (for STTB), otherwise identical to CPDL #54962 below. Revised edition uploaded 04 October 2021.
  • (Posted 2021-10-04)  CPDL #54962:     
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2019-08-03).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 291 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: At original notated pitch (for TBBB). Original note values retained. Transcribed and edited from the earliest known source, held in the British Library, and the 1559 print. Revised edition uploaded 04 October 2021.
  • (Posted 2016-05-18)  CPDL #39693:     
Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2016-05-18).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 355 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed for SATB. Text underlay is editorial.
  • (Posted 2007-09-10)  CPDL #14917:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2007-09-10).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Listed alphabetically by composer and title on external site.
  • (Posted 2000-06-07)  CPDL #00926:  Network.png PostScript and MusiXTex files available.
Editor: Moriwaki Michio (submitted 2000-06-07).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 88 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: zipped PostScript file. look in Score Library table. Also available as PDF.
  • (Posted 2000-06-05)  CPDL #00888:    Network.png
Editor: Gordon J. Callon (submitted 2000-06-05).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 156 kB    Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: External link points to source file which may be viewed with Scorch.
  • (Posted 1999-08-21)  CPDL #00106:         
Editor: Adam P. Cole (submitted 1999-08-21).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 124 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: NoteWorthy Composer file may be viewed and printed with NoteWorthy Composer Viewer.

General Information

Title: Absalon, fili mi
Composer: Josquin des Prez or Pierre de La Rue

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB, ATTB or TBBB
Genre: SacredMotetLament

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

 Manuscript c.1513–1525 in Royal 8 G. vii, no. 32
First published: 1540 in Selectissimae necnon familiarissimae cantiones (Salminger), no. 24
  2nd published: 1559 in Novum et insigne opus musicum (Berg and Neuber), Volume 3, no. 10
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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Absalon, fili mi.