Benedicta es, caelorum regina (Josquin des Prez)

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  • CPDL #22126:     
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2010-08-17).   Score information: Letter, 14 pages, 333 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Josquin Desprez: Werken, edited by A. Smijers and others, Amsterdam, 1921-. Original part names are Superius, Quinta Vox, Altus, Tenor, Bassus, and Sexta Vox. Notation here is a minor third higher than original, time values halved. Translation, text underlay and musica ficta by John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers.


Excerpt "Per illud ave prolatum"

  • (Posted 2015-06-22)   CPDL #35856:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2015-06-22).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 61 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: 2 voices, SA. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #01119:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and ABC files available.
Editor: Laura Conrad (submitted 2000-07-12).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 50 kB   Copyright: GnuGPL
Edition notes: In partbook format, #4 from 'Bicinia'

General Information

Title: Benedicta es, caelorum regina
Composer: Josquin des Prez

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SAATBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1520

Description: One of Josquin's more famous compositions, parodied in Missa Benedicta es (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina), Missa Benedicta es (Claudio Merulo) and Magnificat Benedicta es (Orlando di Lasso).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Benedicta es caelorum regina.