O Genitrix gloriosa (Loyset Compère)
- Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2022-01-09). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 291 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Note values halved. Transposed down a tone. O genetrix gloriosa only.
- Editor: Mats Lillhannus (submitted 2021-10-19). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 127 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Edition based on Petrucci: Motetti A (1502). Original key and note values. With second part Ave virgo gloriosa.
Manuscript MS 2267 (Librone 3), Archivo della Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, Sezione Musicale, Milan
Manuscript MS 2266 (Librone 4), Archivo della Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, Sezione Musicale, Milan
First published: 1502 in Motetti A, no. 3
Manuscript 1527 in Capp.Sist 46, no. 26
Description: Attributed to Compère in Capp.Sist 46. Unattributed in Petrucci Motetti A (1502).
Lynn Halpern Ward (The "Motetti Missales" Repertory Reconsidered, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Vol. 39, No. 3 - Autumn 1986) has suggested that this piece may be part of a motetti musicali cycle: a Milanese practice of substituting the movements of a mass with motets. In most of its sources, it is grouped with other motets from this conjectural cycle: in Petrucci's Motetti A (and a number of other sources), it is paired with Ave virgo gloriosa; in Librone 3, it is not grouped with other motets, but follows settings of the Gloria and Sanctus (a different setting from that in Ward's cycle), and may have been intended for use with them; in the fire-damaged Librone 4, where it follows O admirabile commercium and Sanctus, it appears in a different form: the text is altered, beginning with Suscipe verbum, with different music for the first part of the motet. Whether or not all the components of Ward's proposed cycle were ever performed as a unit, it seems likely that they were used in the groupings in which they appear in the Libroni.
Jean Richafort based a mass on O genetrix gloriosa.
Original text and translations
O Genitrix gloriosa,
O glorious parent,