Andreas Christi famulus (Thomas Crecquillon)

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  • (Posted 2022-02-20)  CPDL #60089:     
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2020-08-10).   Score information: A4, 14 pages, 445 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Transposed a whole tone higher (for SSAATTBB), otherwise identical to CPDL #57394 below.
Revised edition uploaded 30 April 2022.
  • (Posted 2022-02-20)  CPDL #57394:     
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2020-03-07).   Score information: A4, 14 pages, 437 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: At original notated pitch (for SSAATTBB or SSATTTBB). Original note values retained. Transcribed and edited from all three sources listed below, and using the secunda pars text variant in the 1576 source (as explained in the Editorial Notes).
Revised edition uploaded 30 April 2022.
  • (Posted 2015-10-24)  CPDL #37306:     
Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2015-10-24).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 1.27 MB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor 3rd. Note values halved.
  • (Posted 2009-09-16)  CPDL #20169:  Network.png
Editor: Nancho Alvarez (submitted 2009-09-14).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 156 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Attributed to Cristóbal de Morales
Error.gif Possible error(s) identified. Error summary: Cantus I m.32.1 and Altus II ('Altus I' in the 1564 source) m.91.2 are mis-transcribed a tone lower than printed in both sources.

General Information

Title: Andreas Christi famulus (2.p. Dilexit Andream Dominus)
Composer: Thomas Crecquillon

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicings: SSAATTBB or SSATTTBB
Genre: SacredMotetAntiphon for the Feast of St. Andrew

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript 1562 Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart, MS Mus. f. I 3 [Stuttgart (Court of Christoph, Duke of Württemberg)]
First published: 1564 in Thesaurus Musicus (1564) (attributed to Morales), Volume 1, no. 26
    2nd published: 1576 in Phalèse, Opus sacrarum cantionum ... Thomæ Criquillon ... (4–6 & 8vv) [Leuven] (attributed to Crecquillon)
Description: This work is included in Volume 5 of the Opera Omnia by Thomas Crecquillon, to whom it is now confidently attributed: "CMM 063-05, no.1 Andreas Christi famulus - Dilexit Andream" (Published by the American Institute of Musicology; on the website, you cannot find which sources were used.) On the other hand, this work can also be found in Volume 1 of Thesaurus Musicus (1564). The author given in the table of contents is Moralis. RISM (currently) knows no Andreas Christi famulus of Thomas Crecquillon. Under Cristóbal de Morales are listed - in addition to the 5-part version - also manuscripts of an 8-part version: (the two RISM links below), whereby reference is made to the printed version in the Thesaurus musicus from 1564.
The attribution is discussed in detail in Martin Ham's PhD thesis (link below). Ham suggests that the piece was written for a meeting of the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1546.

External websites:

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Andreas Christi famulus,
dignus Deo Apostolus,
germanus Petri et in passione socius.

Dilexit Andream Dominus in odorem suavitatis.
1564 version: O Iesu Christe, Fili Dei, ora pro nobis. (Tenor cantus firmus: Sanctus Andreas gaudet in caelis.)
1576 version: Sancte Andrea, ora pro nobis.

English.png English translation

Andrew, servant of Christ,
worthy apostle of God,
brother of Peter and companion in his suffering.

The Lord loved Andrew in the scent of his sweetness.
O Jesus Christ, Son of God, pray for us. (Saint Andrew rejoices in heaven.)
Saint Andrew, pray for us.