Festum nunc celebre I (Anonymous)
- Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2011-10-10). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 91 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MusicXML file is zipped. No barlines, original note values.
Description: Processional Ascension hymn transcribed from the Trent manuscript tr89. The time signatures, notes' values and colourings are as in the manuscript. The coloured notes are in "proportio sesquialtera" (3 vs. 2). The notes' values within the ligaturæ are semibreves. The text underlay is only to the Superius (1st verse) with two later additions: the 3rd verse to the Superius and the 5th verse at the bottom of the page, suggesting the gregorian melody for the even verses. As the Superius and the Tenor are roughly in canon and the Contra is difficult to sing, I would suggest to sing the two upper voices and to play (sackbut?) the Contra, following a Tinctoris’ suggestion.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Festum nunc celebre.