O rosa bella (Ockeghem, Johannes)

Authorship Note
Ockeghem's authorship of this work is doubtful. In some sources, it is attributed to John Bedyngham (ca.1422-1459/60).

Sheet Music


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Homerdundas (2013/12/5)

Editor Guido Adler (1855-1941)
Oswald Koller (1852-1910)
Publisher. Info. Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich, Bd. 14-15: Trienter codices I
Vienna: Österreichischer Bundesverlag, 1900. Plate Dm.d.Tk.in Oest.VII.
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General Information

Work Title O rosa bella
Alternative. Title
Composer Ockeghem, Johannes
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJO 19
Librettist Leonardo Giustiniani (1388?-1446)
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 4 voices

Navigation etc.

  • Grove Music says this is 2 voices, but possibly is not counting the one(s) that are identical to the previous work.
  • Difficult to classify this; some (e.g. Wikipedia) classify it as a chanson, even though the text is Italian, others as a ballata. Tagged for both.