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.

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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
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB

Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

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. This piece includes a long trope as well Latin text (or link to a text page) needs to be added.   Question.gif