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O felix templum jubila

Four-voice motet by Johannes Ciconia


Bologna: Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Ms Q 15, fol. 223v-224 (3/2), 311 (3/2) (second Cantus, Contratenor), 311v (3/2) (second Cantus fragment);
Oxford: Bodleian Library, MS Canonici Miscellaneous 213, fol. 22v-23 (3/2).


1. Polyphonia Sacra: A Continental Miscellany of the Fifteenth Century, edited by Charles van den Borren, Nashdom Abbey, Burnham, Buckinghamshire and London: Plainsong and Mediaeval Music Society, 1932, p. 243.
2. Anthology of Music, edited by K. G. Fellerer, 47 vols., Cologne: Arno Volk Verlag, 1959ff. [German edition as Das Musikwerk], Vol. XLVII, p. 32 [R Clercx].
3. CLERCX, Suzanne. Johannes Ciconia: Un musicien liégois et son temps, 2 vols., Brussels: Palais des Académies, 1960, Vol. II, p. 169.
4. Die Motette, edited by Heinrich Hüschen, Cologne: Arno Volk Verlag, 1975. Das Musikwerk XLVII, p. 32.
5. COX, B. W. The Motets of Manuscript Bologna, Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Q 15, Ph.D. dissertation, North Texas State University: 1977, p. 223.
6. The Works of Johannes Ciconia, edited by Margaret Bent and Anne Hallmark, Monaco: Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre, 1985. Polyphonic Music of the Fourteenth Century XXIV, p. 68.


1. WOLF, Johannes. 'Der niederländische Einfluss in der mehrstimmigen gemessenen Musik bis zum Jahre 1480', Tijdschrift van de Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis, VI (1899), p. 206.
2. KORTE, W. Studien zur Geschichte der Musik in Italien im ersten Viertel des 15. Jahrhunderts, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1933. Münsterische Beiträge zur Musikwissenschaft VI, pp. 25-27:28.
3. PIRROTTA, Nino and Ettore LI GOTTI. 'Il Codice di Lucca. III. Il repertorio musicale', Musica Disciplina, V (1951), p. 123, 127.
4. CLERCX, Suzanne. 'Johannes Ciconia, théoricien', Annales musicologiques: moyen-âge et renaissance, III (1955), p. 51.
5. CLERCX, Suzanne. 'Johannes Ciconia et la chronologie des manuscrits italiens, Mod. 568 et Lucca (Mn)', Les Colloques de Wégimont II, 1955, Paris: Société d'Edition "Les belles lettres", 1959, p. 111.
6. ELLINWOOD, Leonard. 'The Fourteenth Century in Italy', [chapter 2 of] The New Oxford History of Music. III. Ars Nova and the Renaissance, edited by Dom Anselm Hughes and Gerald Abraham, London: Oxford University Press, 1960, pp. 71-72, 154.
7. FISCHER, Kurt von. 'Zur Ciconia-Forschung', Die Musikforschung, XIV (1961), p. 321.
8. REANEY, Gilbert. 'The Italian contribution to the manuscript Oxford, Bodleian Library, Canonici Misc. 213', L'Ars nova italiana del Trecento III: Certaldo, 1969, 1970, p. 447.
9. FALLOWS, David. 'Ciconia padre e figlio', Rivista italiana di musicologia, XI (1976), p. 173.
10. NEWES, Virginia E. 'Imitation in the Ars nova and Ars subtilior', Revue belge de musicologie, XXXI (1977): 38-59.
11. HOPPIN, Richard H. Medieval Music, New York: W. W. Norton, 1978, p. 497.
12. 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, p. 311.
13. NEWES, Virginia E. 'The relationship of text to imitative technique in 14th century polyphony', Musik und Text in der Mehrstimmigkeit des 14. und 15. Jahrhunderts, edited by U. Günther and L. Finscher, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1984, pp. 121-154.
14. BENT, Margaret. 'A contemporary perception of early fifteenth-century style; Bologna Q15 as a document of scribal editorial initiative', Musica Disciplina, XLI (1987), pp. 193-194, 200.


1. The Wandering Musicians. Flemish composers in Renaissance Italy, The Boston Camerata, directed by Joel Cohen (1974): Turnabout TV 34512S (GB/USA).
2. Johannes Ciconia, Las Huelgas Ensemble, directed by Paul van Nevel (1980): Musique en Wallonie 80040-44 (set).

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