Praeter rerum seriem (Josquin des Prez)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-16)   CPDL #47388:   
Editor: Gordon J. Callon (submitted 2017-11-16).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 208 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: at original pitch and original note values; ligatures indicated by horizontal brackets; editorial text in italic font
  • CPDL #06371:      (Finale 2000)
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2004-01-05).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 228 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:
  • CPDL #01470:     
Editor: Philip Legge (submitted 2000-10-12).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 132 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: transposed a tone higher than original written pitch. Revised 3 November 2001.
Error.gif Possible error(s) identified. Error summary: In bars 71-75 of the Legge edition, the first alto part should be an octave higher. (All attempts to contact the editor directly have failed.) - Mick Swithinbank

General Information

Title: Præter rerum seriem (Secunda pars: Virtus sancti spiritus)
Composer: Josquin des Prez

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicings: ATTTBB or SAATBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: Motet in two parts, based on the Latin hymn of the same title. It served as the model for parodies by Lassus (Magnificat Praeter rerum seriem) and Rore, (Missa Praeter rerum seriem a 7).

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Text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Praeter rerum seriem.