Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Sebastián de Vivanco: Versa est in luctum

Our edition of the funerary motet Versa est in luctum (SSATTB) attributed to Sebastián de Vivanco (no attribution indicated in the source, the E-SAc LP 5) transcribes literally the original source, avoiding to adding the pause in measure 56 added by other editions or changing the Bassus values (in source there are two Bb notes and only one Eb, and there is no pause indicated at the end of in vocem flentium).

There are two remarkable mi contra fa (also known as Satzfehler or English Cadence) dissonances (minor second dissonance in the same chord) in this motet: one is hidden without the proper application of musica ficta in measure 35, and the other one in measure 45, indicated in source.

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