Pater peccavi (4vv) (Pierre de Manchicourt)

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  • (Posted 2020-09-14)  CPDL #55519:     
Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2020-09-14).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 295 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: At original notated pitch (for SATB). Original note values retained. Transcribed and edited from the the three earliest printed sources listed below. Revised edition with updated source references and acknowledgement of conflicting attribution.

General Information

Title: Pater peccavi (2.p. Quanti mercenarii)
Composer: Pierre de Manchicourt or Jacobus Clemens non Papa
Source of text: Luke 15:17–19

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotetResponsory for the 2nd Saturday in Lent

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1546 in Berg & Neuber, Selectissimae symphoniae compositae ab excellentibus musicis [Nürnberg, RISM 1546/8], no. 7
    2nd published: 1547 in Moderne, Harmonidos ariston, tricolon, ogdoameron [Lyon, RISM 1547/2], no. 4
    3rd published: 1547 in Susato, Liber tertius sacrarum cantionum … quatuor vocum [Antwerp, RISM 1547/5], no. 11
    4th published: 1556 in Berg & Neuber, Evangelia dominicorum et festorum dierum tomus sextus [Nürnberg, RISM 1556/9], no. 1
    5th published: 1559 in Phalèse, Liber quartus cantionum sacrarum quatuor vocum [Leuven, RISM C 2698], no. 14

Description: This work is attributed to Manchicourt in the earliest known source (RISM 1546/8) and in RISM 1556/9, but to Clemens in the other three printed sources listed above. The numerous hand-copied manuscript sources are similarly divided. The American Institute of Musicology published it in both the Clemens and Manchicourt volumes of Corpus Mensurabilis Musicae. Further adding to the confusion, Manchicourt also wrote a five-part setting of the same text, also first published in 1546.

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Pater peccavi.