Proles de caelo (Guillaume Dufay)

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  • (Posted 2021-10-10)  CPDL #66147:   
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.
  • (Posted 2009-01-28)  CPDL #18836:        (Finale 2008)
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.

General Information

Title: Proles de caelo
Composer: Guillaume Dufay

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: ATT or ATB
Genre: SacredMotetOffice hymn

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c.1448 'Modena B'
First published: 1937 in Das Chorwerk, no. 49.16
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.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Proles de caelo.