Motecta Festorum (Victoria, Tomás Luis de)

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First edition

Publisher Info.:

Roma: Alessandro Gardano, n.d.[1585].


Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Printed in choir book format rather than as single (part) books.


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General Information

Work Title Motecta Festorum totius anni cum communi sanctorum
Alternative Title
Composer Victoria, Tomás Luis de
Movements/Sections 37 motets:
No.1. Quem vidistis pastores?
No.2. Pastores loquebantur ad invicem (by Francisco Guerrero)
No.3. Nigra sum
No.4. Ardens est cor meum
No.5. Surrexit pastor bonus
No.6. Congratulamini mihi
No.7. Benedicta sit sancta Trinitas
No.8. O sacrum convivium à 6
No.9. Tu es Petrus
No.10. Vidi speciosam
No.11. Beata Dei genitrix (by Francisco Guerrero)
No.12. Trahe me post te
No.13. O Domine Jesu Christe
No.14. Ascendens Christus in altum
No.15. Dum complerentur
No.16. Tantum ergo
No.17. Descendit angelus Domini
No.18. O lux et decus Hispaniae
No.19. Gaude Maria virgo
No.20. Resplenduit facies (Canon)
No.21. Ecce Dominus veniet
No.22. O quam gloriosum est regnum tuum
No.23. Doctor bonus
No.24. Magi viderunt stellam
No.25. O sacrum convivium (à 4. Cum paribus vocibus)
No.26. Duo Seraphim clamabant
No.27. Estote fortes in bello
No.28. Iste sanctus pro lege Dei
No.29. Gaudent in caelis animae sanctorum
No.30. Ecce Sacerdos magnus
No.31. Hic vir despiciens mundum
No.32. Veni sponsa Christi
No.33. O quam mentuendus est locus iste
No.34. Ave Maria
No.35. Lauda Sion Salvatorem
No.36. In illo tempore (by Francesco Soriano)
No.37. Super flumina Babylonis
Language Latin
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 4, 5, 6, or 8 voices

Misc. Comments

  • According to Grove Music, 25 of the 37 motets in this collection are from previous editions, but 3 are not by Victoria. Those are by Francisco Guerrero and Francesco Soriano.
  • These have been tagged as choral pieces, because the Grove Music article seems to indicate that he was largely dealing with choirs, at one point citing a requirement at one of Victoria's appointments that "the student body sing the entire Office on at least 20 days of the church year" and later, he was maestro at the Monasterio de las Descalzas de S Clara at Madrid; this "comprised 12 priests (three to a part) and four boys". Though this latter reference is after the Motecta Festorum was compiled, the article in general gives the impression of someone working with multiple voices on a part.
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