Proles de caelo (Guillaume Dufay)
- Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2021-10-10). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 43 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: From source, with underlay for all verses added to lower voices.
- Editor: Joachim Kelecom (submitted 2009-01-28). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 63 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Based on Bessler. with vv. 1, 2 and a suggestion for Amen.
Title: Proles de caelo
Composer: Guillaume Dufay
First published: c.1448 'Modena B'
Description: Hymn for first Vespers of St. Francis; verses 2, 4, and 6 of the text attributed to Gregory IX are underlaid. Though attributed to Dufay in the sole source, R. Gerber (Das Chorwerk 49,1937) considered the authorship uncertain and the tenor part faulty in the 3rd quarter, where his transcription disastrously fails to take coloration into account. Bessler (CMM 1.5, 1966) made a few emendations and based underlay (top part only) on the paraphrased chant. A late date (after 1450) is suggested by the white notation as well as the ms. ordering.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Proles de caelo.