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Doctorum principem super ethera; Melodia suavissima cantemus; Vir mitis

Four-voice motet by Johannes Ciconia


Bologna: Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Ms Q 15, fol. 270v-271 (4/2).


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3. BROWN, S. E. Jr. The Motets of Ciconia, Dunstable and Dufay, Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana University: 1962, p. 351.
4. COX, B. W. The Motets of Manuscript Bologna, Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Q 15, Ph.D. dissertation, North Texas State University: 1977, p. 614.
5. 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. 89.


1. KORTE, W. Studien zur Geschichte der Musik in Italien im ersten Viertel des 15. Jahrhunderts, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1933. Münsterische Beiträge zur Musikwissenschaft VI, pp. 37-38.
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5. REANEY, Gilbert. 'The part played by instruments in the music of Guillaume de Machaut', Studi Musicali, VI (1977), p. 4., p. 4.
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8. STROHM, Reinhard. The rise of European music, 1380-1400, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993, p. 97.


1. The Italian Trecento, Columbia University Collegium Musicum, directed by Richard Taruskin: Collegium Stereo JE 105.
2. Geistliche Musik circa 1400, Capella Antiqua München, directed by Konrad Ruhland (1967): Telefunken AW6 41221 (SAWT 9505) (GER).
3. Johannes Ciconia, Las Huelgas Ensemble, directed by Paul van Nevel (1980): Musique en Wallonie 80040-44 (set).

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