Verbum supernum prodiens (Josquin Desprez)

Authorship Note
Josquin Desprez's authorship of this work is doubtful.

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General Information

Work Title Verbum Supernum Prodiens
Alternative. Title
Composer Josquin Desprez
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJ 90
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 hymn
Librettist Thomas Aquinas
Language Latin
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation soprano, tenor, bass

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Several factors make this attribution questionable:

  1. This is not listed in Grove Music's work list for Josquin Desprez.
  2. This WorldCat entry contains "Verbum supernum prodiens (o salutaris hostia) / Josquin Desprez", and O salutaris hostia in Grove's work list says "attrib. Josquin in CH-BuF.X.22–4; probably by Gregoire (attrib. in 1503¹)". In any case, that was a part of a larger Ave verum corpus from Petrucci's Motetti.
  3. This WorldCat entry says it is the "vierter Hymnus der Fronleichnamsprozession" from the Altenberger Liedsätze.

Therefore, this is tagged as a stand-alone hymn for now, but if the original can be found, the page can be re-tagged, or if this is from a larger work, moved to the page for that work.