Miserere mei Deus (Josquin des Prez)

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  • (Posted 2008-06-29)  CPDL #17389:        (Finale 2006)
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2008-06-29).   Score information: A4, 16 pages, 260 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This edition may supercede CPDL #9672 below.
Error.gif Possible error(s) identified. Error summary: At the end of the first part, bars 167 - 169, the G notes of soprano should be sharp if the "music ficta" G sharp of tenor second is applied. This also applies to CPDL #09672 hereinbelow.
  • (Posted 2005-09-17)  CPDL #09672:        (Finale 2000)
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2005-09-17).   Score information: A4, 16 pages, 460 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Miserere mei Deus
Composer: Josquin des Prez

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: STTTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript 1518 in the Medici Codex, no. 41
First published: 1520 in Liber selectarum cantionum (Grimm & Wirsung), no. 9, p. 104
    2nd published: 1521 in Motetti libro primo (Antico), no. 2
    3rd published: 1537 in Novum et insigne opus musicum (Ott and Formschneider), Volume 1, no. 13
    4th published: 1553 in Psalmorum selectorum, tomus 1-4, Tomus 1, no. 30
    5th published: 1559 in Novum et insigne opus musicum (Berg and Neuber), Volume 2, no. 3
    Manuscript 1563 in Cappella Sistina MS 38, no. 10

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 51.