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Ecce quam bonum (Jacobus Clemens non Papa)

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  • (Posted 2021-09-28)  CPDL #60444:     
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2020-09-06).   Score information: A4, 17 pages, 442 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor third (for SSATBB), otherwise identical to CPDL #60443 below. Revised edition uploaded 03 October 2021.
  • (Posted 2021-09-28)  CPDL #60443:   
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2020-09-06).   Score information: A4, 17 pages, 434 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: At original notated pitch (for SSATBB or SSTTBB). Original note values retained. Transcribed and edited from both sources listed below. Revised edition uploaded 03 October 2021.

General Information

Title: Ecce quam bonum (2.p. Quod descendit)
Composer: Jacobus Clemens non Papa
Source of Text: Psalm 133 (132 Vulgate)

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicings: SSATBB or SSTTBB
Genre: SacredMotetGradual for the Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1558 in Berg & Neuber, Novum et insigne opus musicum, Volume 1, no. 37
    Manuscript 1562, Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart, MS Mus. f. I 3 [Stuttgart (Court of Christoph, Duke of Württemberg)]

Description: A joyful setting of Psalm 133 (132 Vulgate), which Clemens used as the model for one of his parody mass settings.


Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 133.