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The music of Cipriano De Rore

Mirabar solito - Virtutum ante alios


A. Type: Motet
B. Number of voices: 6vv
C. Author of the text: Stopius, Nicolaus
Ct. Text: (with translation in Dutch English) : Read


E. To be found in the following score sources:

following: Meier, Bernardus (1975) :
- 1559 : BSB Mus.ms. B(1 (1559) : 'BSB Mus.ms. B(1 (1559)'


F. Modern score:

See 'Meier, Bernardus : Cipriani Rore Opera Omnia, Vol VI : Motets' : p.87

  • Contents of this volume of Meier
  • American Institute of Musicology : Uitgave De Rore (B. Meier)


    I. Incipit: M_6_87.jpg Source: 'Meier, Bernardus : Cipriani Rore Opera Omnia', American Institute of Musicology


    J. Discography:

    1 - ' Cipriano de Rore : Motets Sacres et Profanes (Weser Renaissance) , Weser Renaissance, Manfred Cordes (CPO)


    L. References:

    References with citation/remark:

    1 : Meier, Bernardus, Cipriani Rore Opera Omnia, Vol VI : Motets (American Institute of Musicology (AIM), 1975)
    - p.X : 'The motet No. 24, Mirabar solito - Virtutum ante alios, is clearly recognizable as a homage to Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria. It has not yet been noticed, however, that the last lines of its two parfes - Vivat hic Albertus, dux modo Bavariae and Vivat in aeternum dux modo Bavariae - indicate an exact moment. The Latin adverb "modo" means "just now", and the words dux modo Bavariae mean<>em> "he who has just become Duke". In this motet Rore and the poet Nicolaus de Stoop (Stopius) from the Netherlands, who lived in Venice, pay homage to Duke Albrecht not only in general but specifically on the occasion of his accession to the throne. This was in March 1550. Consequently, it is not likely that the motet Mirabar solito was written much later than at this date.'

    References without citation:

    2 : Owens, Jessie Ann, Cipriano de Rore's New Year's Gift for Albrecht V: a New Interpretation (, 2004)
    in : Die Münchner Hofkapelle des 16. Jahrhunderts im europäischen Kontext. Bericht über das internationale Symposium der Musikhistorischen Kommission der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Verbindung mit der Gesellschaft für Bayerische Musikg ..., 2004, 30 p. (2004, August 2-4)

    3 : Fisher, A.J., The Munich court chapel (, 2009)
    in : Early Music (EM), 2009, vol.37, iss.1, pg113-114


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