O bone et dulcissime Jesu (Josquin des Prez)
- Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2020-09-15). Score information: A4, 12 pages, 1.8 MB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Transposed up a tone. Note values halved. 6-voice version (SSATTB).
- Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2010-10-02). Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 548 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Josquin's original 4-voice version. Notation here is a wholetone higher than the original with time values halved. Translation by David E. Green, General Theological Seminary. Text underlay and musica ficta by John Hetland and the Renaissance Street Singers.
Title: O bone et dulcissime Jesu
Composer: Josquin des Prez
Manuscript c.1512 in Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Capp. Sist. 45, no. 16
Manuscript c.1550 in Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Mus. MS 41
First published: 1956 in Das Chorwerk, no. 57.1
Description: Josquin's original composition has 4 voices. The copy at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek provides two additional voices, by an anonymous composer, possibly Ludwig Daser.
- Patrick Macey: "Josquin, Good King René, and O bone et dulcissime Jesu" in Hearing the Motet (ed. Dolores Pesci, pub. OUP, 1997)
Original text and translations
O bone et dulcissime Jesu,
O good and most sweet Jesus,