Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (Various)

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General Information

Work Title Livre vermeil de Montserrat
Alternative. Title Red Book of Montserrat
Composer Various
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. E-MO MS 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. late 14th century
Language Latin, Catalan, Occitan
Piece Style Medieval
Instrumentation Voices, open instrumentation
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Misc. Comments

The manuscript was prepared in approximately 1399. It originally contained 172 double pages, of which 32 have been lost. 6 folios contain music. The title "The Red Book of Montserrat" describes the red binding in which the collection was placed in the 19th century. No composer is identified for any of the songs it contains.

The 10 songs in the collection that survive are:

Song: O Virgo Splendens (fol. 21v-22) ("O Splendid Virgin") (3-part canon)
Virelai/danse: Stella Splendens (fol. 22r) ("Splendid Star") (2-part song)
Song: Laudemus Virginem (fol. 23) ("Let us praise the Virgin") (3-part canon)
Song: Splendens Ceptigera (fol. 23) ("Splendid ruler") (4-part canon)
Virelai: Mariam, Matrem Virginem, Attolite (fol. 25r) ("Praise Mary, the virgin mother") (3-part song)
Virelai/danse: Polorum Regina (fol. 24v) ("Queen of the Poles")
Virelai: Cuncti Simus Concanentes (fol. 24) ("Let us sing together")
Ballad/danse: Los Set Gotxs (fol. 23v) ("The seven joys")
Motet: Imperayritz de la ciutat joyosa / Verges ses par misericordiosa (fol. 25v) ("Empress of the happy city" / "Virgin, out of mercy") (2-part song)
Virelai: Ad Mortem Festinamus (fol. 26v) ("We hasten towards death")