Quam pulchra es (Johannes Lupi)

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  • (Posted 2021-09-24)  CPDL #65863:  Network.png Icon_mp3_globe.gif
Editor: Fernando Gómez Jácome (submitted 2021-09-24).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 700 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Note values halved. Modern clefs.
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Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2017-09-23).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Quam pulchra es
Composer: Johannes Lupi
Lyricist: Song of Songscreate page

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1532 in Motteti del Fiore secundus liber cum quatuor vocibus (Jacques Moderne), no. 9
    2nd published: 1538 in Triginta novem motetos habet (Buglhat, de Campis and Hucher), no. 3
    3rd published: 1538 in Symphoniae iucundae atque adeo breves (Georg Rhau), no. 13
    4th published: 1539 in Fior de mottetti primus liber cum quatuor vocibus (Antonio Gardano), no. 19
    5th published: 1540 in Selectissimarum mutetarum (Georg Forster), no. 2.1
    6th published: 1542 in Musicae cantiones liber tertius (Attaingnant), no. 13, p. 16
Description: Dominique Phinot wrote a parody mass on this motet, whose text is an antiphon for the Holy Name of the BVM. This work is attributed to Philippe Verdelot by Rhau, but to Lupi by Moderne and the rest.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Quam pulchra es et quam decora.