Cycle criteria tags

  • Presence of “loco” rubrics: some or all the component motets have “loco” rubrics (e.g. “loco introitus”) in the reference source
  • Scoring: the component motets (or most of them) have the same scoring
  • Mensuration pattern: the component motets (or most of them) have an identical or similar mensuration sign or pattern (check the indivual motets to see the signs or patterns)
  • Tonal type: the component motets (or most of them) have an identical or similar tonal type
  • Source layout: “custodes” between motets: some or all the component motets are connected by custodes in the reference source
  • Source layout: “verte folium” between motets: some of the motets are connected by “verte folium” rubrics in the reference source
  • Source layout: distinctive initials for 1st motet: the first motet in the cycle has bigger or specially decorated initials
  • Motets share musical material: some or all the component motets share musical features or materials (check the Further notes or the relevant bibliography for details)
  • Motets share pre-existing musical material: some or all the component motets share pre-existing musical materials (check the records of the individual motets for details)
  • Entry in source tabula: the original tabula or index of the reference source identifies the cycle as such (e.g., for I-Mfd 1, by listing it under “motetti missales consequentes”)
  • Presence of a cycle rubric: such as “Officium de passione” or “[Missa] Galeazescha”
  • Text (features): some or all the component motets share textual features (e.g. a similar incipit)
  • Text (source): some or all the component motets set texts deriving from the same macro-text (e.g. stanzas from one and the same hymn)
  • Text (subject): some or all the component motets set texts about the same subject (e.g. Christmas)