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Josquin Desprez
Missa De beata

Song NameComposer
Missa De beataJoaquin Desprez
Kyrie 1Joaquin Desprez
ChristeJoaquin Desprez
Kyrie 2Joaquin Desprez
Et in terraJoaquin Desprez
Qui tollisJoaquin Desprez
Cum SanctoJoaquin Desprez
Credo sectionsJoaquin Desprez
SanctusJoaquin Desprez
Pleni sunt caeliJoaquin Desprez
HosannaJoaquin Desprez
BenedictusJoaquin Desprez
Agnus Dei 1Joaquin Desprez
Agnus Dei 2Joaquin Desprez
Agnus Dei 3Joaquin Desprez

Missa de Beata Virgine is a musical setting of the Ordinary of the Mass, by Renaissance composer Josquin des Prez. A late work, probably composed or assembled around 1510, it was the most popular of his masses in the 16th century. The Missa de Beata Virgine is unusual among Josquin's masses in that the first two movements are for four voices, and the last three for five, with the fifth voice derived canonically. Like most musical settings of the mass Ordinary, it is in five sections, or movements. It uses different plainsong chants for each movement, and is a paraphrase mass, one in which the original chants are elaborated, broken up, passed between voices, or sung in different voices simultaneously. The movements differ in their treatment of the source plainchant. The Kyrie has the chant in all voices, imitatively and paraphrased; the Gloria treats the chant as a cantus firmus, migrating it from voice to voice. Tonally, both movements end on G, and most of their cadences are on G or D. The Credo, the first movement for five voices, ends with a surprising Phrygian cadence on E, and uses canonic techniques more prominently than in the preceding movements.

Item code: 9603B | Songbook | $25.95 add item to cart
Early Music | A Cappella | SATB | 116 Pages | Softcover | 8 x 11 | Belgium
073999652765 | 48000761

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