Andreas Christi famulus (Thomas Crecquillon)

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Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2020-08-10).   Score information: A4, 13 pages, 441 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Transposed a whole tone higher (for SSAATTBB), otherwise identical to CPDL #57394 below.
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2020-03-07).   Score information: A4, 13 pages, 432 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: At original notated pitch (for SSAATTBB or SSATTTBB). Original note values retained. Transcribed and edited from both printed sources listed below. Revised edition uploaded 10 August 2020.
Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2015-10-24).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 1.27 MB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed up a minor 3rd
Error.gif Possible error(s) identified. Error summary: as per CPDL #20169 below.
Editor: Nancho Alvarez (submitted 2009-09-14).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 156 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Attributed to Cristóbal de Morales
Error.gif Possible error(s) identified. Error summary: Cantus I m.32.1 and Altus II ('Altus I' in the 1564 source) m.91.2 are mis-transcribed a tone lower than printed in both sources.

General Information

Title: Andreas Christi famulus (2.p. Dilexit Andream Dominus)
Composer: Thomas Crecquillon

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicings: SSAATTBB or SSATTTBB
Genre: SacredMotetAntiphon for the Feast of St. Andrew

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1564 in Thesaurus Musicus (1564) (attributed to Morales), Volume 1, no. 26
  2nd published: 1576 in Phalèse, Opus sacrarum cantionum ... Thomæ Criquillon ... (4–6 & 8vv) [Leuven] (attributed to Crecquillon)

This work is included in Volume 5 of the Opera Omnia by Thomas Crecquillon, to whom it is now confidently attributed:

  • CMM 063-05, no.1 Andreas Christi famulus - Dilexit Andream

(Published by the American Institute of Musicology; on the website, you cannot find which sources were used.)

On the other hand, this work can also be found in Volume 1 Thesaurus Musicus (1564). The author given in the table of contents is Moralis.

RISM (currently) knows no Andreas Christi famulus of Thomas Crecquillon. Under Cristóbal de Morales are listed - in addition to the 5-part version - also manuscripts of an 8-part version:

whereby reference is made to the printed version in the Thesaurus musicus from 1564.

External websites:

Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Andreas Christi famulus,
dignus Deo Apostolus
germanus Petri
et in passione socius.

Dilexit Andream Dominus,
in odorem suavitatis.
O Iesu Christe
Fili Dei
ora pro nobis.