Motettorum, Book 14 (Pierre Attaingnant)

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Title: Liber decimus quartus xix. musicas cantiones continet P. de Manchicourt insignis ecclesie Turonensis prefecto authore.

Publication date and place: 1539 by Pierre Attaingnant, Paris [RISM A/I M269].

Description: 19 motets by Pierre de Manchicourt for 4–6vv, published during the composer’s tenure as provost (‘prefecto’) at the cathedral in Tours (‘Turonensis’). This is Attaingnant's only book of motets dedicated to the works of a single composer; its title suggests that the publisher saw it as the final volume of his series of motet books, of which the previous thirteen volumes had been published in 1534–5. Attaingnant re-issued the volume in 1545 under the title Petri Manchicurtii Bethunii…modulorum musicalium primus tomus [RISM A/I M271], omitting the first three motets of the 1539 edition and replacing them with three previously unpublished works.

List of works

for six voices:

1. Laudate Dominum, omnes gentes (2.p. Plaudite ergo, omnes gentes)
2. Regina caeli laetare (Pierre de Manchicourt) (2.p. Resurrexit, sicut dixit)

for five voices:

3. Congratulamini mihi I (2.p. Tulerunt Dominum)
4. Ave stella matutina (2.p. Tu es area compluta)
5. Ego sum panis vivus (2.p. Caro enim mea)
6. Laudem dicite Deo nostro (2.p. Laudate Dominum Deum)

for four voices:

7. ^ Peccantem me quotidie (2.p. Commissa mea pavesco)
8. Ave virgo gloriosa
9. O intemerata in aeternum benedicta (2.p. O virgo gloriosa)
10. Paratum cor meum (2.p. Exaltare in virtute)
11. Vias tuas Domine demonstra mihi (2.p. Eripe me de inimicis meis)
12. ^^ Domine non secundum peccata nostra (2.p. Quare memento nostri)
13. Ne reminiscaris Domine
14. ^ Proba me, Domine (2.p. Respice in me, Deus)
15. Ne derelinquas me Domini (2.p. Propterea confitebor tibi Domine)
16. Ecce odor filii mei (2.p. Esto Dominus fratrum tuorum)
17. Cantantibus organis (2.p. Caecilia virgo gloriosa)
18. Super montem excelsum (2.p. Judaea et Jerusalem)
19. Usquequo piger dormies (2.p. Vade ad formicam)

^ These are the only two motets in this collection with a known earlier source: both appeared in 1532 in Moderne's Secundus liber cum quatuor vocibus. Motteti del fiore.
^^ The same motet is attributed to Nicolas Gombert in a volume of his motets published by Scotto in 1541 (and reprinted by Gardano in 1542).

Works at CPDL

No. Title Year Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
1 Laudate Dominum 1539 Sacred Motets 6 SAATTB, SAATBB
2 Regina caeli laetare 1539 Sacred Motets 6 SSATBB, SATTBB
4 Ave stella matutina 1539 Sacred Motets 5 SATTB
5 Ego sum panis vivus 1539 Sacred Motets 5 SATTB
7 Peccantem me quotidie 1532 Sacred Motets 4 SATB
8 Ave virgo gloriosa 1539 Sacred Motets 4 SATB
11 Vias tuas Domine demonstra mihi 1539 Sacred Motets 4 STTB
12 Domine non secundum peccata nostra 1539 Sacred Motets 4 STTB
13 Ne reminiscaris 1539 Sacred Motets 4 SATB
14 Proba me domine 1532 Sacred Motets 4 STTB
17 Cantantibus organis 1539 Sacred Motets 4 SATB, ATTB
19 Usquequo piger dormies 1539 Sacred Motets 4 STTB


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