Memor esto verbi tui (Josquin des Prez)

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  • (Posted 2016-10-11)  CPDL #41408:       
Editor: Brian Marble (submitted 2016-10-11).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 173 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Accidentals, underlay by editor.
  • (Posted 2016-07-17)  CPDL #40398:       
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2016-07-17).   Score information: Letter, 19 pages, 1.75 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Ross W. Duffin, ed. Notation here is at the original pitch with time values halved. Translation, text underlay and musica ficta by John Hetland and the Renaissance Street Singers. 10 Jul 2016

General Information

Title: Memor esto verbi tui
Composer: Josquin des Prez
Lyricist: Psalm 118 (Hebrew 119): 49-64create page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1514 in Motetti de la corona, Volume 1, no. 2
    2nd published: 1539 in Psalmorum selectorum (Johannes Petreius), Tomus 2, no. 18
    3rd published: 1559 in Novum et insigne opus musicum (Berg and Neuber), Volume 3, no. 9
Description: Glarean says that Josquin wrote this to remind his patron, King Louis XII, of a benefice the king had promised but not provided.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 119.