As Cerambyx figuratus
[Type locality "Carniola" (Slovenia)]
Other types envisaged are a ductus subtilis, when the orator insinuates something quite other than he is ostensibly arguing for, and a ductus figuratus or oblicus, when considerations of shame or fear hold him back from openly arguing his case.
Besides the four types of ductus mentioned in the text here (simplex, subtilis, figuratus, oblicus), both authors also mention a fifth, ductus mixtus, designating instances where the ductus of a speech does not remain constant throughout.
9) Out of some 60 chapters in the 1545 version, just three refer to musical items, and only one to composed polyphony, cantus figuratus
Ioseph et ipse Christum figuratus
, nec hoc solo, ne demorer cursum, quod persecutionem a fratribus passus est ob dei gratiam, sicut et Christus a Iudaeis, carnaliter fratribus, cum benedicitur a patre, etiam in haec verba, Tauri decor eius, cornua unicornis cornua eius, in eis nationes ventilabit pariter ad summum usque terrae.
His Mass O vos omnes, based on a motet by Compere, is the centrepiece of this recording--and a fine work it is, even though this performance by the soloists of Cantus Figuratus
does not quite do justice to its variety.