Ave decus virginale (Johannes Martini)

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  • (Posted 2016-08-07)   CPDL #40671:      Icon_ly_ext.png
Editor: Peter Hilton (submitted 2016-08-07).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 83 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
Edition notes: Note values halved, no bar lines.
  • CPDL #30531:      (XML)
Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2013-11-11).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The source (MusicXML) file is zipped

General Information

Title: Ave decus virginale
Composer: Johannes Martini

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1503 in Motetti de passione de cruce (Ottaviano Petrucci)

Description: Transcribed from the “Motetti De passione De cruce De sacramento De beata virgine et huiusmodi” - Petrucci 1503. The time signatures, notes' values and colourings are as in the original edition. The perfect notes and rests have been dotted. The coloured notes are “hemiolæ”. The notes' values within the "ligaturæ" are as follows: the left upstemmed notes are semibreves - the unstemmed notes are breves – the right downstemmed note is a longa The “musica ficta” suggestions are in the MIDI and MusicXML files.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Ave decus virginale
Templum Dei speciale
Per te fiat veniale
Omne quod committimus.

Tu nobis es singularis
Tu nos ducas, stella maris,
Tu nos semper tuearis,
En, ad te confugimus.