Jan 13 2014 – Sense of Hearing

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This meeting was a success!

Click on the play button below to hear parts one through three of a recording of the reading group meeting.




Text and translation of the motet (from the New Josquin Edition), as well as comments on the motet by Hans Ott from the introduction to the Grapheus edition.

Huc me sydereo, Text and Translation

Ott introduction, with the relevant passage highlighted.

Ott Introduction

(If any Latin virtuoso would be interested in translating this introduction, that would be great!)

Modern score of the work, from the following article:

Josquin Huc me sydereo, ed. J. van Benthem

Jaap van Benthem.  “Motivik – Konstruktivismus – Humanismus: Zu Josquin’s Motette Huc me sydereo.  In Die Motette: Beiträge zu ihrer Gattungsgeschichte, edited by Herbert Schneider with Heinz-Jürgen Winkler, 105-134.  Mainz: Schott, 1992.

Composition:  Josquin Desprez, Huc me sydereo:


Images of two of the musical sources for the work:

Huc me sidero from VatS 45 (3)



Rome, Vatican City, Cappella Sistina 45.  Choirbook format.

Grapheus [aka Formschneider], Secundus tomus novi operis musici, Nuremberg, 1538 (RISM 15383), ed. Hans Ott. Partbook format.

Introduction (from tenor partbook), plus Discantus, Tenor, and Bassus parts.



Julie Cummings’ post on Words and Music

Jane Hatter. “Assimilating the Virgin.”  Paper presented at the RSA in Venice, April 2010.  Jane was a GSA in MAPS, and is a GSA in Conversions.  This paper discussed the general issue of Lutheran uptake of Catholic Marian motets: Hatter_Assimilating the Virgin

Shai Burstyn. “In Quest of the Period Ear.”  Early Music, 25.4 (November 1997): 692-697+699-701.  This article is in the 25th Anniversary Issue of Early Music, focused on “Listening Practice” (contrasted with Performance Practice).  There are other articles of interest in this issue.  We have been discussing this article in the sense of hearing group: Burstyn_article_Early Music