Llibre Vermell de Montserrat

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The Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (Catalan for "Red Book of Montserrat") is a collection of late medieval songs. The 14th century manuscript was located at the monastery of Montserrat outside Barcelona in Catalonia.

Publication date and place: 1370 . – Manuscript

The ten anonymous songs in the collection that survive are divided in three genres:

  • 3 canons
  • 2 polyphonic chants
  • 5 danses
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List of works

Folio Title Genre
  1. 21v-22 O Virgo splendens ("O Splendid Virgin") Canon a 3
  2. 22-22v Stella splendens in monte ("Splendid Star") Danse: virelais a 2
  3. 23 Laudemus Virginem ("Let us praise the Virgin") Canon a 3
  4. 23 Splendens ceptigera ("Splendid ruler") Canon a 3
  5. 23v Los set gotxs ("The seven joys") Danse: balada a 1
  6. 24 Cuncti simus concanentes ("Let us sing together") Danse: virelais a 1
  7. 24v Polorum Regina ("Queen of the Poles") Danse a 1
  8. 25 Mariam matrem virginem attolite ("Praise Mary, the virgin mother") Polyphonic chant: virelais a 3
  9. 25v Imperayritz de la ciutat joyosa ("Empress of the happy city")
Verges ses par misericordiosa ("Virgin, out of mercy")
Polyphonic chant: virelais a 2
10. 26v Ad mortem festinamus ("We hasten towards death") Death dance

Works at CPDL

Title Composer No. Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
Ad mortem festinamus Anonymous 10 Sacred Motets 1 Unison
Cuncti simus concanentes Anonymous 6 Sacred Sacred songs 1 Unison
Imperayritz de la ciutat ioyosa Anonymous 9 Sacred Motets 2 ST
Laudemus Virginem Anonymous 3 Sacred Canons 3 SSA
Mariam Matrem Anonymous 8 Sacred Motets 3vv or 1 STT, S
O Virgo splendens Anonymous 1 Sacred Motets 1v or 3 Unison, SSA
Polorum Regina Anonymous 7 Sacred Other 1 Unison
Stella splendens in monte Anonymous 2 Sacred Motets 2 TT


These are the folios of the Llivre Vermell that contain musical scores:

Folio 21v
Folio 22r
Folio 22v
Folio 23r
Folio 23v
Folio 24r
Folio 24v
Folio 25r
Folio 25v
Folio 26r
Folio 26v

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