Vidi speciosam (Pierre de Manchicourt)
- Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2020-01-09). Score information: A4, 16 pages, 431 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
- Edition notes: Transposed one tone higher (for SSAATTBB), otherwise identical to CPDL #56590 below.
- Editor: Andrew Fysh (submitted 2020-01-09). Score information: A4, 16 pages, 426 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
- Edition notes: At original pitch (for SSAATTBB or SSTTTTBB). Original note values retained. Transcribed and edited from the 1564 publication and the Kassel manuscript described below.
Title: Vidi speciosam 2.p. Quae est ista quae processit
Composer: Pierre de Manchicourt
Source of text: from Song of Songs
Description: This is one of seven settings of text from the Song of Songs (Canticum Canticorum) among Manchicourt's output of more than seventy motets, and his only surviving eight-part motet. It is the opening work of two printed collections — Attaingnant's 1545 reissue of his 1539 volume of Manchicourt motets, and the first volume of Berg & Neuber's Thesaurus musicus. It also appears in three hand-copied manuscripts — two from Bavaria and one from the Kassel court of Philip of Hesse. Also appearing in the same volume of Thesaurus musicus is a contrafactum of this motet, Salva nos Christe Salvator, attributed dubiously to Jacobus Clemens non Papa.
Original text and translations
Vidi speciósam sicut colúmbam,
I beheld her, beautiful as a dove,
Original text and translations may be found at Vidi speciosam.