Virgo prudentissima a 4 (Josquin des Prez)

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  • (Posted 2016-08-17)  CPDL #40818:     
Editor: Phoebe Wing (submitted 2016-08-17).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 54 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Petrucci's Motetti A, with portions arranged to accommodate SATB voices. Musica ficta marked. Transposed up a whole tone.

General Information


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

Both editions of Novum et insigne opus musicum attribute this piece to Heinrich Isaac: possibly this is due to confusion with Isaac's 6-part piece of the same title

Title: Virgo prudentissima a 4
Composer: Josquin des Prez

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c.1500 in Codex Speciálník, no. 79
First published: 1502 in Motetti A, no. 5
    2nd published: 1537 in Novum et insigne opus musicum (Ott and Formschneider), Volume 1, no. 37
    3rd published: 1559 in Novum et insigne opus musicum (Berg and Neuber), Volume 3, no. 24

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Virgo prudentissima.