Vento, Ivo de. Liber mottetorum quatuor vocum, nunc primum in lucem editus. Discantus.

Munich, Adam Berg, 1571.

Oblong 8vo. (32) pp. With numerous woodcut initials. Modern half vellum binding with printed title label to upper cover. All edges red (faded).


Extraordinarily rare letterpress edition of the descant voice for 15 motets. The composer, a native of Antwerp (born ca 1544, died in Munich in 1575), joined the Bavarian court orchestra as a choirboy. Of his printed sacred music, his motets occupy the largest share. "The last years of his life were marked by a steady stream of publications, comprising 98 motets and 112 German songs in 11 volumes, most of them dedicated to members of the Wittelsbach ducal family" (New Grove XIX, 622).

Occasional slight waterstaining to lower margin, with some fingerstaining; margin of second leaf repaired without loss to text or music. Index annotated by a contemporary hand.

RISM V, 1116. Eitner X, 50. BUC, p. 1036. MGG XIII, 1405. Not in VD 16 or OCLC.

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