Regali ex progenie (Adam of Fulda)
- Editor: Paul R. Marchesano (submitted 2009-08-21). Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 154 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Previous error: soprano part, m57 has only 3 beats in the measure when it should be 4. Corrected on 2009-09-06: the C is 2 beats (beats 3 & 4), insert E flat-D eighth notes on beat 2, n.b. the alto part in m58.
Title: Regali ex progenie
Composer: Adam of Fulda
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Motet
Instruments: A cappella
Manuscript ca. 1500 in Nicholas Apel Codex, no.
Description: An unusual, four-part 15th-century Christmas Lied from the Nicholas Apel Codex (c.1500) with a cantus firmus in the Tenor, against a melodic phrase, set initially in imitation, in the other three voices. Throughout the piece, the melody is repeated in the upper two voices with rhythmic and slight melodic variation. While there is little harmonic motion, the piece beautifully develops tension throughout until the conclusion. The vocal lines have long, extended melismae on single syllables, typical of the period.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Regali ex progenie.