Cantionum sacrarum liber 5 (Pierre de Manchicourt)

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General description

Title: LIBER QUINTUS CAN- / TIONUM SACRARUM VULGO / MOTETA VOCANT, QUINQUE ET SEX VOCUM A D. / Magistro Petro Manchicurtio Betunio insignis ecclesie Thornacensis Pho- / nasco nunc primum in lucem editus.

Composer: Pierre de Manchicourt

Publication date and place: 1554 by Pierre Phalèse, Louvain (Leuven) [RISM A/I M272]. Reprinted in 1558 [M273] and 1560 [M274].

Description: A printed set of partbooks containing 14 bi-partite motets by Pierre de Manchicourt for 5–6vv, published during the composer’s tenure as ‘master of the choirboys’ (‘phonasco’) at the cathedral in Tournai (‘Thornacensis’). This is Phalèse’s only book of motets dedicated to the works of a single composer. It is the earliest surviving source of all 14 motets, and the only known source of eight of them: those that appear in later printed sources are marked (°) below, and those that appear later handcopied sources are marked (^).

List of works

for five voices:

1. O decus, O patrie lux (2.p. Salve, pontificum)
2. In omnibus requiem (2.p. Et radicavi in populo)
3. Exaudiat te Dominus (2.p. Impleat Dominus)
4. ^ Si bona suscepimus (2.p. Tribularer si nescirem)
5. ° O crux splendidior (2.p. Nobile lignum exalta)
6. Congratulamini mihi (2.p. Et beatam me dicent)
7. ^ Puer qui natus est (2.p. Hic praecursor dilectus)
8. O crux viride lignum (2.p. Salus omnium populorum)
9. °^ Emendemus in melius (2.p. Peccavimus cum patribus)

for six voices

10. ^ Audivi vocem de caelo (2.p. Et vox de throno)
11. Tota pulchra es, amica mea (2.p. Flores apparuerunt)
12. Osculetur me (2.p. Trahe me post te)
13. Quae est ista quae ascendit (2.p. Ista est speciosa)
14. ^ Illuminare, Jerusalem (2.p. Filii tui de longe venient)

Works at CPDL

Title Year No. Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
Audivi vocem de caelo 1554 10 Sacred Motets 6 SAATTB, SATTTB
Congratulamini mihi — Et beatam me dicent 1554 6 Sacred Motets 5 SAATB
Emendemus in melius 1554 9 Sacred Motets 5 SAATB, STTTB, ATTTB
Illuminare, Jerusalem 1554 14 Sacred Motets 6 SAATBB, STTBBB
O crux splendidior 1554 5 Sacred Motets 5 SSATB
Osculetur me 1554 12 Sacred Motets 6 SSATBB, SSATTB
Quae est ista quae ascendit 1554 13 Sacred Motets 6 SSATBB
Si bona suscepimus 1554 4 Sacred Motets 5 SAATB
Tota pulchra es, amica mea 1554 11 Sacred Motets 6 SSATBB


External websites

Corresponding page at IMSLP.