Ecce quam bonum (Ludwig Senfl)

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  • (Posted 2017-05-25)  CPDL #44700:     
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2017-05-25).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 147 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from manuscript by writer Lukas Wagenrieder (1520-1529)(digitized source at the Bayrische Staatsbibliothek Münschen: [1]), Mensurstrich layout, original key signature and note values, clefs modernized, musica ficta clearly marked, ligatures indicated by ┌──┐, blackened notes indicated by ┌ ┐. Text underlay differs and parts are often interchanged compared to #42465
  • (Posted 2017-01-02)  CPDL #42465:       
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2017-01-02).   Score information: Letter, 19 pages, 1.71 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Our Source: Ludwig Senfl: Sämtliche Werke, Bd. III, ed. Walter Gerstenberg, 1939. Notation here is at the original pitch with time values halved, except in the 3/2 section. Translation and text underlay by John Hetland and the Renaissance Street Singers. 1 Jan 2016

General Information

Title: Ecce quam bonum
Composer: Ludwig Senfl
Lyricist: Psalm 133

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript ca. 1530 in Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Mus. MS 10, no. 8
First published: 1537 in Novum et insigne opus musicum (Ott and Formschneider), Volume 1, no. 39
Description: Psalm 132 (Hebrew 133). Performed in 1530 at the Diet of Augsburg to urge Catholics and Protestants to get along.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 133.