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[Z]elo tui langueo, virgo regia; [R]eor nescia que sit sapientia

Three-voice anonymous motet


London: British Library, Sloane 1210, fol. 142v-143 (3/2);
York: Minster Library xvi.N.3, fol. 10v (Triplum and Tenor).


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, p. 78 (Lbl1210, diplomatic).
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 36-37 (Lbl1210), 213.


Motets of English Provenance, edited by Frank Ll. Harrison, Monaco: Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre, 1980. Polyphonic Music of the Fourteenth Century XV, p. 59.

Text Editions<

LEFFERTS, Peter M. The Motet in England in the Fourteenth Century, Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1986, p. 260.


1. SANDERS, Ernest. 'The mediaeval motet', Gattungen der Musik in Einzeldarstellungen: Gedenkschrift Leo Schrade, Erste Folge, Bern, Munich: 1971, pp. 497-573.
2. LEFFERTS, Peter M. 'York, Minster Library, MS XVI.N.3' [in] 'New sources of English thirteenth- and fourteenth-century polyphony', compiled by P. Lefferts and M. Bent, Early Music History, 2 (1982), pp. 359-360.
3. BENT, Margaret and Peter LEFFERTS. 'New sources of thirteenth- and fourteenth-century English polyphonic music', Early Music History, edited by Iain Fenlon, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2 (1982), pp. 359-360.
4. LEFFERTS, Peter M. The Motet in England in the Fourteenth Century, Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1986, pp. 196, 259-260.

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