A que ville et abominable, IAB 16 (Busnois, Antoine)

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General Information

Work Title A que ville et abominable
Alternative. Title Canon à 3
Composer Busnois, Antoine
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAB 16
Key G Dorian mode
First Publication. 1480 ca. in Biblioteca Casanatense MS 2856
Language French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 3 equal voices or instruments
Related Works A que ville et abominable, IAB 17, a fugue on the same melody.
Primary Sources Concordances:
  • I-Rc MS 2856 (Casanatense 2856)
  • I-Fn MS 229 (Florence Banco rari 229)
Extra Information This canon features the instruction "Trinitas in unitate", a popular canonic incipit found in no less than seven pieces, all by different composers, including Josquin (where it referred to mensuration signs, not parts as in this Busnoys). No manuscript with text is extant.