Si dedero (Agricola, Alexander)

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Editor Johannes Wolf (1869–1947)
Publisher. Info. Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich, Band 28
Vienna: Österreichischer Bundesverlag, 1907. Plate Dm.d.Tk.in Oest.XIV. 1.
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Misc. Notes This setting is primary transcribed from I-Rc 2856, with some ficta and accidental choices enlightened by the Odhecaton variant.
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General Information

Work Title Si dedero
Alternative. Title
Composer Agricola, Alexander
Key D Dorian mode
First Publication. 1580 ca. in Biblioteca Casanatense MS 2856
Language Latin
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation open, 3 voices (see below)

Misc. Comments

  • A textless piece very widely disseminated in the late 15th century, with 31 sources extant. Jon Banks, in “Performing the Instrumental Music in the Segovia Codex” (Early Music, 27(2):294-309) feels that good options would be organ, 3 lutes, or 3 viols. He does not, though, rule out a vocal performance, since he says that many of the pieces in the Codex would have been known to many singers. However, the Denkmaler edition didn't print the words for this, so they would have to be obtained from another source.
  • Despite the previous comment, Grove Music's description is a motet with "text: verse of the resp In pace in idipsum; c.f. plainsong, cf AS, p.150".