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Planxit autem David
? circa 1500; 4vv
author of text
2 Samuel 1: 17-27, adapted

'Josquin: Missa Pange lingua & other works' (CDH55374)
Josquin: Missa Pange lingua & other works
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'Josquin: Josquin and his contemporaries' (CDA67183)
Josquin: Josquin and his contemporaries
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Part 1: Planxit autem David
Part 2: Montes Gelboe
Part 3: Sagitta Jonathae
Part 4: Doleo super te

Planxit autem David
Very little is known about the motet cycle Planxit autem David. With a few minor modifications, the words are Biblical—David’s lament for Saul and Jonathan—and they have no obvious connection with the liturgy. Given the highly charged nature both of the text and Josquin’s sombre music, some sort of political allegory seems highly likely, but the work has not yet been linked with any specific event or person. Unlike the various motets in the Vultum tuum deprecabuntur cycle, which are musically independent from one another and were meant to be sung at different points in the Mass, the four movements of Planxit autem David are thematically related and must be performed one after another. Not only is the text a single continuous narrative; Josquin binds together the cycle by quoting the Gregorian reciting-tone for the Lamentations of Jeremiah in the first, third and fourth motets, each time at the words ‘How are the mighty fallen’.

from notes by John Milsom © 1992

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Details for CDH55374 track 9
Part 3: Sagitta Jonathae
Recording date
13 March 1992
Recording venue
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Josquin: Missa Pange lingua (CDA66614)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: October 1992
    Deletion date: January 2009
    Superseded by CDH55374
  2. Josquin: Missa Pange lingua & other works (CDH55374)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: August 2011
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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