Ave virgo gloriosa (Loyset Compère)
- Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2022-01-09). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 288 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Note values halved. Transposed down a tone. Ave virgo gloriosa only.
- Editor: Mats Lillhannus (submitted 2021-10-19). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 127 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Edition based on Petrucci: Motetti A (1502). Original key and note values. As second part of O genetrix gloriosa.
Manuscript MS 2269 (Librone 1), Archivo della Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, Sezione Musicale, Milan
Manuscript MS 2268 (Librone 2), Archivo della Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, Sezione Musicale, Milan
First published: 1502 in Motetti A, Venice, no. 3
Description: Lynn Halpern Ward (The "Motetti Missales" Repertory Reconsidered, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Vol. 39, No. 3 - Autumn 1986) has suggested that this piece may be part of a motetti musicali cycle: a Milanese practice of substituting the movements of a mass with motets. In all of its sources, it is grouped with other motets from this conjectural cycle: in Librone 1, it is followed by Ave regina caelorum and O admirabile commercium; in Librone 2, it follows the Sanctus and its associated Elevation motet O sapientia, and there is a clear indication that it should be performed after them; in Petrucci's Motetti A (and a number of other sources), it appears as the second part of a 2-part motet, with O genetrix gloriosa as the first part. Whether or not all the components of Ward's proposed cycle were ever performed as a unit, it seems likely that they were used in the groupings in which they appear in the Libroni.
Original text and translations
Ave virgo gloriosa,
Hail, glorious virgin