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Medieval Music Database

Excelsus in numine; Benedictus dominus

anonymous motet.


Oxford: New College Library 362, item XXVI, fol. 86v-87 (3/2).


1. APFEL, Ernst. Studien zur Satztechnik der mittelalterlichen englischen Musik, 2 vols, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 1959. Abhandlungen der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaft, Philosophisch-Historische Klasse 5, pp. 44-45.
2. Manuscripts of 14th Century English Polyphony: A Selection of Facsimiles, edited by Frank Ll. Harrison and Roger Wibberley, London: Stainer & Bell, 1982. Early English Church Music XXVI, plates 85-86.

Text Editions

1. STEVENS, Denis. 'Music in honour of St. Thomas of Canterbury', Musical Quarterly, LVII (1970), no. 7.
2. Medieval Music, edited by W. Thomas Marrocco and Nicholas Sandon, London: Oxford University Press, 1977, no. 48.
3. English Music for Masses and Offices, Part 1, edited by Frank Ll. Harrison, Ernest H. Sanders and Peter M. Lefferts, Monaco: Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre, 1983. Polyphonic Music of the Fourteenth Century XVI, p. 242.


1. STEVENS, Denis. 'Music in honour of St. Thomas of Canterbury', Musical Quarterly, LVII (1970), pp. 343-346.
2. HOHLER, Christopher. 'Reflections on some manuscripts containing 13th-century polyphony', Journal of the Plainsong and Medieval Music Society, I (1978): 2-38.
3. LEFFERTS, Peter M. The Motet in England in the Fourteenth Century, Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1986, pp. 33-34, 290.

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