Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Stefano Felis (1538-1609): Missa La sol fa mi re ut (SSATTB)

A beautiful six-voice Mass based on the descending (and sometimes ascending) hexachord. The Agnus Dei is scored for seven voices with a non-indicated canon at the octave between the Cantus II and the Tenor I.

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Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Missa O quam suavis est (SATB)

One of the best Masses (if not the best) by Sebastián de Vivanco, based on his own motet (its edition can be purchased here). The highlights of the Mass are the Pleni sunt (for five voices with a retrograde canon) and the final Agnus Dei (for seven voices!), where the head-motif of the motet appears in the Superius 2 with long values. A masterpiece that deserves many performances and recordings.

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Monday, 17 January 2022

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): O quam suavis est (SATB)

One of the most beautiful motets by Vivanco. We are also publishing the Mass based on this motet this week. 

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Thursday, 16 December 2021

Filipe de Magalhães (c. 1571-1652): Missa Veni Domine (SATB)

The second Mass of the Missarum liber cum antiphonis (Lisbon, 1636) by Filipe de Magalhães (c. 1571-1652) is based on the motet Veni Domine by the Spanish composer Francisco Guerrero. In the five-voice Agnus Dei the Superius 2 sings the ostinato Veni Domine et noli tardare from the original motet.

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Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Duarte Lobo (c. 1565-1646): Missa de Beata Virgine (SATB)

The first Mass in the Liber missarum IIII. V. VI. et VIII. vocibus (Antwerp, 1621) by the Portuguese composer Duarte Lobo (c. 1565-1646). The Agnus Dei is scored for five voices with a canon (Quinta vox per tempora sequitur me. Quatuor tacendo initio finem reperies) where the Altus sings only the Breves of the Superius.

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Thursday, 2 December 2021

Cristóbal de Montemayor (fl. 1583-1600): Virgo prudentissima (SATTB)

Cristóbal de Montemayor (or Cristoforo Montemayor) is a rather unknown Spanish Renaissance composer. The only source for his works is the Liber primus cum octo et sex et quinque et quatuor vocibus (Napoli, 1593), a collection with psalms for double choir, hymns, motets and a couple of Masses. Though the double choir psalms and hymns are quite uninteresting, the works that stand out are the motets for four, five and six voices.

We are publishing the motets for four, five and six voices by Montemayor in Ars Subtilior Editions. The copy of the Liber primus (I-RN Mss musicali 135) has a lot of errors (text, accidentals, values...) that have been corrected for our editions.

Virgo prudentissima is an outstanding motet for five voices (SSATB). It alternates parts with vibrant counterpoint with phrases of expressive homophony (like in pulchra ut luna).

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Lodovico Agostini (1534-1590): Dic Echo (SSAATB) [Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572]

Nº 7 of Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572. You can buy or download this score here. Remember, you can buy our scores for the price you want to support Ars Subtilior Editions!

Canones et echo sex vocibus (Venice, 1572)

22 motets for 6vv, 7vv and 8vv

Alma Dei genitrix

SSAATB

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Ave mundi spes Maria

SSAATB

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Gaude Barbara beata

SSATTB

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Dum clamaremus ad Dominum

SSATTB

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Eleva Domine

SSATTB

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Quae celebrat thermas

SSAATB

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Dic Echo

SSAATB

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Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Francisco Garro († 1623): Missa Maria Magdalene (SSATBB)

The Spanish composer Francisco Garro published this wonderful Mass based on the famous motet by Francisco Guerrero on his Opera aliquot (Lisbon, 1609). This is a very different Mass from the one by Alonso Lobo (available here). The final Agnus Dei is scored for eight voices with a double canon In diapason.

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Monday, 29 November 2021

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Pedro Rimonte (1565-1627): Missa In diebus illis (SATB)

The second Mass of the Missae sex (Antwerp, 1604) by the Spanish composer Pedro Rimonte (1565-1627) is based on the motet by Palestrina. The Agnus Dei is scored for six voices with a Canon in subdiapente & in diatessaron on the Altus.

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Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Pere Riquet (fl. 1598-1619): Missa Susanne un jour (SATB)

This Mass by Pere Riquet (fl. 1598-1619) was one of the latest (if not the last) Masses based on the famous chanson by Didier Lupi and Orlando di Lasso.

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