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O virum omnimoda; O lux et decus; O beate Nicholae

Four-voice motet by Johannes Ciconia


Bologna: Biblioteca Universitaria 2216, fol. 36v-37 (4/3); Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Ms Q 15, fol. 255v-256 (4/3);
Siena: Biblioteca Comunale degl'Intronati, L.V.36, fol. 25v-26 (4/3).


Il codice musicale 2216 della Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna. Prima parte, facsimile edition by F. Alberto Gallo, Bologna: Forni, 1968. Monumenta lyrica medii aevi italica III. Mensurabilia 3, p. 72.


1. CLERCX, Suzanne. Johannes Ciconia: Un musicien liégois et son temps, 2 vols., Brussels: Palais des Académies, 1960, Vol. II, p. 173 (Bu2216).
2. COX, B. W. The Motets of Manuscript Bologna, Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Q 15, Ph.D. dissertation, North Texas State University: 1977, p. 498.
3. 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. 81.


1. KORTE, W. 'Contributi alla storia della musica in Italia, I: La musica nelle città dell'Italia settentrionale dal 1400 al 1425', Rivista musicale italiana, XXXIX (1932), p. 527.
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. 28-30.
3. PIRROTTA, Nino and Ettore LI GOTTI. 'Il Codice di Lucca. III. Il repertorio musicale', Musica Disciplina, V (1951), pp. 132-133.
4. NEWES, Virginia E. 'Imitation in the Ars nova and Ars subtilior', Revue belge de musicologie, XXXI (1977): 38-59.
5. 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.


1. Geistliche Musik circa 1400, Capella Antiqua München, directed by Konrad Ruhland (1967): Telefunken AW6 41221 (SAWT 9505) (GER).
2. Johannes Ciconia, Las Huelgas Ensemble, directed by Paul van Nevel (1980): Musique en Wallonie 80040-44 (set).

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