Beata Dei Genitrix (Jehan L'Heritier)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-24)  CPDL #35524:       
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2015-05-24).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 548 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This motet appears in Adrian Willaert's first book of motets for four voices, 1539. Our Source: A.I.M. 31. Notation here is a minor third higher than the original, with time values halved. Translation, text underlay and musica ficta by John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers. 3 Dec 2009

General Information

Title: Beata Dei Genitrix
Composer: Jehan L'Heritier
(Jean Lhéritier) Lyricist:

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1538 in Triginta novem motetos habet (Buglhat, de Campis and Hucher), no. 17
    2nd published: 1539 in Motteti del Fiore tertius liber cum quatuor vocibus (Jacques Moderne), no. 32
    3rd published: 1539 in Musica quatuor vocum quae vulgo motecta nuncupatur liber primus (Adrian Willaert), Edition 1, no. 13
    4th published: 1540 in Selectissimarum mutetarum (Georg Forster), no. 2.19
    5th published: 1555 in Moteti de la fama, no. 16, p. 19
Description: Responsory for Matins on Christmas Day

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Beata Dei genitrix.