Canticum B. Mariae Virginis / a Io. Animuccia Urbis Basilicae S. Petri Magistro ad omnes modos factum.

Composer
Animuccia, Giovanni, -1571 [Browse]
Format
Musical score
Language
Latin
Published/​Created
[Romae : Apud haeredes Valerij & Aloysij Doricorum fratrum Brixiensium, 1568].
Description
1 choir book ([1] leaf, [190] p.) ; 41 cm. (fol.)

Details

Subject(s)
Magnificat (Music)Early works to 1800 [Browse]
Dedicatee
Printer
Library of Congress genre
Motets [Browse]
Rare books genre
Choir booksItalyRome16th century [Browse]
Notes
  • 20 settings of the odd- or even-numbered verses of the Magnificat for two to six voices.
  • For the completely texted Magnificats, polyphonic settings of the odd-numbered verses occur first (beginning Anima mea Domini), followed by the even-numbered verses (beginning Et exsultavit), implying alternatim performance with plainchant or organ. All settings omit the first word of text (Magnificat), sung in chant.
  • Dedicated to Tiberius Capoferreus and Gasparus Cincius, canons of the Vatican Basilica.
  • Signatures: A-Q⁶.
  • Woodcut title vignette of Mary and Elizabeth is enclosed by four-block woodcut historiated border; printer's woodcut device on colophon has image of winged horse and motto: Invia virtuti nulla est via; historiated or ornamental capitals on every page; woodcut cartouche at head of each page, enclosing letterpress legend; music printed from metal type.
  • Letterpress legends in Roman capitals; all other text in black letter.
  • Music treasures at Princeton
Binding note
Priceton copy 1: In old plain full vellum over pasteboards, with spine covered in extra layer of plain vellum; vestiges of untanned skin ties at fore-edge; ms. spine title in ink: Magnificat Animuccia. Copy has incorrect headwords Altera Magnificat sexti toni for leaves 3, 5-6 of the first Magnificat sexti toni.
Contents
Magnificats primi-quarti toni (all verses) -- Magnificats quinti-sexti toni (odd verses only) -- Altera Magnificat sexti toni (odd verses only) -- Magnificat septimi toni, 2 settings (odd verses only) -- Magnificat octavi toni (all verses) - Magnificats primi-secondi toni (2nd settings, all verses) -- Magnificat octavi toni (2nd setting, even verses only).
References
  • RISM A/I, A 1237
  • MGG 2, Personenteil 1, p. 159
  • S. Cusick, Valerio Dorico (1981), no. 48, p.222-23
Place name(s)
Italy Rome.
Other title(s)
  • Canticum Beatae Mariae Virginis
  • Magnificat Animuccia
OCLC
27567471
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