Redit etas aurea (Anonymous)

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General Information

Work Title Redit etas aurea
Alternative. Title Reddit aetas aurea; Etas auri reditur
Composer Anonymous
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IA 732
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1189
First Performance. 1189-09-03
Language Latin
Dedication For the Coronation of Richard I (Coeur-de-Lion; Lionheart) at Westminster Abbey on 3 September 1189.
Piece Style Medieval
Instrumentation 2 equal voices (BB at notated pitch)

Navigation etc.

  • For the unique source, see Magnus liber organi, f. 318v-319r.
  • This piece is a conductus and accordingly is not based on plainchant.
  • Christopher Page has suggested plausibly that, to fit the rhyme scheme, the opening words would have originally been "Etas auri reditur"; however, the reading in the sole manuscript is grammatically correct and may represent a deliberate choice to avoid using the passive voice.