Ave virgo gloriosa (Thomas Crecquillon)

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  • (Posted 2021-01-16)  CPDL #62382:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2021-01-16).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 119 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A few seemingly deviant words in the text have been standardised, as indicated within the score itself.

General Information

Title: Ave virgo gloriosa
Composer: Thomas Crecquillon

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1553 in Ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum, liber 8 (Susato), no. 9, p. 8
    2nd published: 1554 in Cantionum sacrarum liber 6 (Phalèse), no. 4
Description: Source: Susato, Liber octavus eccles. cant. 5 vocum, 1553. To the modern ear, this setting may seem rather sombre for its subjectmatter, but it is a very fine one, clearly showing the composer at the height of his powers.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ave virgo gloriosa (Jehan L'Heritier).