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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: 1st book of motets for 4 voices (Rome, 1563)

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MS. Mus. d. 287

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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: 1st book of motets for 4 voices. 'Spartito dei mottetti a quattro di Giovampierluigi Palestrina, fatto da Prete Giovammaria Casini & copiato da Cosimo Scuffi suo copista'. Scored up by Giovanni Maria Casini, presumably from printed parts, with this fair copy subsequently made by his copyist, Cosimo Scuffi. The motet present in the Rome, 1563 edition is not included.

(pp. v-vi) 'Tavola de i mottetti a 4';

a (pp. 1-8) Dies sanctificatus (In die Natalis Domini);

b (pp. 9-17) Lapidabant Stephanum (In festo S. Stephani);

c (pp. 18-25) Valde honorandus est (In die S. Joannis Evangelistae);

d (pp. 26-34) Magnum haereditatis mysterium (In die Circumcisionis Domini);

e (pp. 35-46) Tribus miraculis (in Epiphania Domini);

f (pp. 49-58) Benedicta sit (In festo S. Trinitatis);

g (pp. 59-68) Loquebantur variis linguis (In die Pentecostes);

h (pp. 69-80) Hodie beata virgo (In Purificatione B. Mariae);

i (pp. 81-92) Jesus junxit se (In Resurrectione Domini);

j (pp. 93-100) Ave Maria (In Annuntiatione B. Mariae);

k (pp. 103-111) Tu es pastor ovium (In festo S. Petri Apotoli);

l (pp. 113-122) Nativitas tua Dei genetrix (In Nativitate B. Mariae);

m (pp. 125-132) Lauda Sion (In festo Corporis Christi);

n (pp. 133-140) Congratulamini mihi (In festo Presentationis Be. Mariae);

o (pp. pp. 141-147) Exaudi Domine preces (In Dedicatione Templi);

p (pp. 149-156) Beatus vir qui suffert (In festo Confessorum non Pontificum);

q (pp. 157-164) Tollite jugum meum (In festo Apostolorum);

r (pp. 165-172) Nos autem gloriari oportet (In festo S. Crucis);

s (pp. 173-180) Fuit homo missus a Deo (In Nativitate S. Joannis Baptistae);

t (pp. 181-187) Veni sponsa Christi (In festo Virginum);

u (pp. 189-196) Isti sunt viri sancti (In festo Evangelistarum);

v (pp. 197-204) Salvator mundi (In festo Omnium Sanctorum);

w (pp. 205-212) Dum aurora finem daret (In festo S. Caeciliae);

y (pp. 213-220) O quantus luctus hominum (In festo S. Martini Episcopi);

y (pp. 221-228) Surge propera amica mea (In Visitatione B. Mariae);

z (pp. 229-238) Quam pulchri sunt gressus tui (In festo Conceptionis);

aa (pp. 241-251) Gaudent in coelis (In festo plurimorum Martyrum);

bb (pp. 253-263) Doctor bonis et amicus Dei (In festo S. Andreae Apostoli);

cc (pp. 265-276) Iste est qui ant Deum (In festo Confessorum Pontificum);

dd (pp. 277-288) Hic est vere Martyr (In festo unius Martyris);

ee (pp. 289-299) Magnus sanctus Paulus (In festo S. Pauli Apostoli);

ff (pp. 301-312) In diebus illis mulier (In festo S. Mariae Magdalenae);

gg (pp. 313-321) Beatus Laurentius (In dest S. Laurentii);

hh (pp. 322-331) Quae est sta quae processit (In Assumptione B. Mariae);

ii (pp. 332-340) Misso Herodes spiculatore (In festo Decollationis S. Joannis Baptistae).

Dates

  • late 17th or early 18th-cent.

Extent

346 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • Italian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Mus. d. 287, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Mus. d. 287

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15989

Abstract

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/5-1594): 1st book of motets for 4 voices (Rome, 1563), scored up by Giovanni Maria Casini and copied by Cosimo Scuffi, late 17th or early 18th cent.

Biographical / Historical

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/6-94) was a composer. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Giovanni Maria Casini (1652-1719) was a church musician and composer.

Custodial History

Owned by Giovanni Maria Casini.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Faculty of Music Library, 1995.

Physical Facet

vi + 340 pages (wanting 101-102). Watermarks: cross surmounting 3 bells (p. iii); fleur-de-lis within a double circle (music pages). Binding: vellum on paper boards.

Dimensions

Oblong quarto (215 × 275 mm)
Title
1st book of motets for 4 voices by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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