Descendit angelus (Hilaire Penet)
- Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2021-06-21). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 74 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed down a minor third.
First published: 1532 in Motteti del Fiore primus liber cum quatuor vocibus (Jacques Moderne), no. 3
2nd published: 1539 in Fior de mottetti primus liber cum quatuor vocibus (Antonio Gardano), no. 7
3rd published: 1540 in Selectissimarum mutetarum (Georg Forster), no. 2.7
Description: Source: Gardano, Flos Florum Primus Liber cum 4 vocibus, 1545. According to Wikipedia, this work was widely known and was responsible for the composer's reputation as a 'one-hit wonder'. However, in this editor's opinion, although 'Descendit angelus' is attractive enough, Penet's Virgo prudentissima is the finer work.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Descendit angelus.