Virgo prudentissima a 4 (Josquin des Prez)
- (Posted 2016-08-17) CPDL #40818:
- Editor: Phoebe Wing (submitted 2016-08-17). Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 54 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from Petrucci's Motetti A, with portions arranged to accommodate SATB voices. Musica ficta marked. Transposed up a whole tone.
See notes for details and correct composer below.
Both editions of Novum et insigne opus musicum attribute this piece to Heinrich Isaac: possibly this is due to confusion with Issac's 6-part piece of the same title
Title: Virgo prudentissima a 4
Composer: Josquin des Prez
First published: 1502 in Motetti A, no. 5
2nd published: 1537 in Novum et insigne opus musicum (Ott and Formschneider), Volume 1, no. 37
3rd published: 1559 in Novum et insigne opus musicum (Berg and Neuber), Volume 3, no. 24
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Virgo prudentissima.