Welcome to La Trobe University Library
Bypass navigation and go to content

Library Home
By Text
By composer
By Genre
By Manuscript
Complete Manuscripts
By Liturgical Feast
By Text
By Melody
By Descriptor
Scribe Software
What's New

Medieval Music Database

Sub Arturo plebs vallata; Fons citharizancium; In omnem terram

Three-voice motet by Johannes Alanus


Bologna: Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Ms Q 15, fol. 225v-226 (3/2), 342v (Triplum, incomplete);
Chantilly: Bibliothèque du Musée Condé 564, fol. 70v-71 (3/2);
Yoxford: [manuscript in private possession, on deposit in Keble College Library, Oxford], fol. 1 (3/2).


1. WOLF, Johannes. Musikalische Schrifttafeln, Leipzig: 1923, plates 30-31 (CH564).
2. GENNRICH, Friedrich. Abriss der Mensuralnotation des XIV und der ersten Hälfte des XV Jahrhunderts, Nieder-Modau: 1948. Musikwissenschaftliche Studienbibliothek 3-4, plates XVIIIa-b (CH564).


1. GÜNTHER, Ursula. 'Das Wort-Ton Problem bei Motetten des späten 14. Jahrhunderts', Festschrift Heinrich Besseler zum sechzigsten Geburtstag, Leipzig: 1961, p. 169.
2. The Motets of the Manuscripts Chantilly, Musée Condé, 564 (olim 1047) and Modena, Biblioteca Estense, a M. 5,24 (olim lat. 568), edited by Ursula Günther, [n.p.]: American Institute of Musicology, 1965. Corpus Mensurabilis Musicae 39, p. 49.
3. Motets of French Provenance, edited by Frank Ll. Harrison, Monaco: Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre, 1968. Polyphonic Music of the Fourteenth Century V, p. 172.
4. Two 14th-Century Motets in Praise of Music, edited by Margaret Bent, Devon: Antico Edition AE 15, 1986, p. 1 (Bc15).


1. COUSSEMAKER, Edmond de. Les harmonistes du XIVe siècle, Paris: 1869.
2. DAVEY, H. History of English Music, 2nd edition, London: 1921, pp. 55-56.
3. REANEY, Gilbert. 'Voices and instruments in the music of Guillaume de Machaut', Revue belge de musicologie, X (1956), p. 98 n. 1.
4. TROWELL, Brian. 'A fourteenth-century ceremonial motet and its composer', Acta Musicologica, XXIX (1957): 65-75.
5. WILKINS, Nigel. 'The post-Machaut generation of poet-musicians', Nottingham Medieval Studies, XII (1968), p. 52.
6. SANDERS, Ernest. 'The mediaeval motet', Gattungen der Musik in Einzeldarstellungen: Gedenkschrift Leo Schrade, Erste Folge, Bern, Munich: 1971, pp. 497-573.
7. GALLO, F. Alberto. Il Medioevo, vol. II, Turin: Edizioni di Torino, 1977. [English translation as Music of the Middle Ages, vol. II, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985], p. 78.
8. WILKINS, Nigel. Music in the Age of Chaucer, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1979. Chaucer Studies I, pp. 87-88.
9. SANDERS, Ernest H. 'Motet. I. Mediaeval. 3. Ars Nova', The New Grove, XII (1980): 625-628, 646.
10. GÜNTHER, Ursula. 'Sinnbezüge zwischen Text und Musik in Ars nova und Ars subtilior', Musik und Text in der Mehrstimmigkeit des 14. und 15. Jahrhunderts, edited by U. Günther and L. Finscher, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1984, p. 266.
11. BENT, Margaret. 'Text setting in sacred music of the early 15th century: evidence and implications', Musik und Text in der Mehrstimmigkeit des 14. und 15. Jahrhunderts, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1984, pp. 315-316.
12. GOMEZ, Maria del Carmen. 'Une version a cinq voix du motet "Apollinis eclipsatur/Zodiacum signis" dans le manuscript E-BCEN 853', Musica Disciplina, XXXIX (1985): 5-44.
13. LEFFERTS, Peter M. The Motet in England in the Fourteenth Century, Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1986, pp. 87, 183, 301.
14. BOWERS, Roger. 'Fixed points in the chronology of English fourteenth-century polyphony', Music and Letters, 71 (1990), pp. 320-323.


Music from the Hundred Year War, Musica Reservata, directed by John Beckett (1969): Philips 6747 004 (set 5) (INT).

Content Approved by: MMDB Director
Last updated: Wednesday, 19 March 2003

Cantus Planus
Latin Dictionary