Motecta Festorum (Victoria, Tomás Luis de)

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#106046 - 60.46MB, 204 pp. -  5.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/V/V - 1281x

PDF scanned by Victoria
Ivdruiz (2011/6/19)

PMLP216259-Motecta Festorum.pdf

First edition

Publisher Info.:

Roma: Alessandro Gardano, n.d.[1585].


Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Printed in choir book format rather than as single (part) books.


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General Information

Work Title Motecta Festorum totius anni cum communi sanctorum
Alternative Title Motecta festorum totius anni cum Communi Sanctorum, quae partim senis, partim quinis, partim quaternis, alia octonis vocibus concinuntur
Composer Victoria, Tomás Luis de
Movements/Sections 37 motets:
1. Quem vidistis, pastores?
2. Pastores loquebantur ad invicem by Francisco Guerrero
3. Nigra sum
4. Ardens est cor meum
5. Surrexit pastor bonus
6. Congratulamini mihi
7. Benedicta sit sancta Trinitas
8. O sacrum convivium à 6
9. Tu es Petrus
10. Vidi speciosam
11. Beata Dei genitrix by Francisco Guerrero
12. Trahe me post te
13. O Domine Jesu Christe
14. Ascendens Christus in altum
15. Dum complerentur
16. Tantum ergo
17. Descendit angelus Domini
18. O lux et decus Hispaniae
19. Gaude Maria virgo
20. Resplenduit facies (Canon)
21. Ecce Dominus veniet
22. O quam gloriosum est regnum
23. Doctor bonus
24. Magi viderunt stellam
25. O sacrum convivium à 4. Cum paribus vocibus
26. Duo Seraphim clamabant
27. Estote fortes in bello
28. Iste sanctus pro lege Dei
29. Gaudent in coelis animae Sanctorum
30. Ecce Sacerdos magnus
31. Hic vir despiciens mundum
32. Veni sponsa Christi
33. O quam mentuendus est locus iste
34. Ave Maria
35. Lauda Sion Salvatorem
36. In illo tempore by Francesco Soriano
37. Super flumina Babylonis
First Publication 1585 - Venice: Alessandro Gardano
Language Latin
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 4, 5, 6, or 8 voices
External Links Printed Sacred Music Database

Misc. Comments

  • According to Grove Music, 25 of the 37 motets in this collection are from previous editions, but 3 are not by Victoria. Those are by Francisco Guerrero and Francesco Soriano.
  • These have been tagged as choral pieces, because the Grove Music article seems to indicate that he was largely dealing with choirs, at one point citing a requirement at one of Victoria's appointments that "the student body sing the entire Office on at least 20 days of the church year" and later, he was maestro at the Monasterio de las Descalzas de S Clara at Madrid; this "comprised 12 priests (three to a part) and four boys". Though this latter reference is after the Motecta Festorum was compiled, the article in general gives the impression of someone working with multiple voices on a part.
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