Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Duarte Lobo (c. 1565-1646): Missa Sancta Maria (SATB)

The Missa Sancta Maria is the second Mass of the first book of Masses (Liber missarum IIII. V. VI. et VIII. vocibus, Antwerp, 1621) by the Portuguese Renaissance composer Duarte Lobo (c. 1565-1646). This Mass is based on the homonym motet by the Spanish composer Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599), the most admired Spanish composer of his generation. 

The Agnus Dei is the perfect sample of Duarte Lobo's genius. Scored for six voices, the riddle in the Cantus (and the Tenor with a canon at the octave down) with the words per aliam reversi sunt means that the six-note ostinato has to be sung alternatively from left to right (A-G-A-C-B-A) and backwards with the intervals inverted (A-G-F-A-B-A).

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Thursday, 16 September 2021

Pedro Rimonte (1565-1627): Missa de Beata Virgine (SATB)

The first Mass of the Missae sex (Antwerp, 1604) by the Spanish composer Pedro Rimonte (Zaragoza, 1565-1627). The final Agnus Dei adds two extra voices with a double canon.

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Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Petite et accipietis (SATB) (2021 Edition)

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Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Tu es vas electionis (SATB) (2021 Edition)

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Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Crux fidelis (SSATTB) (2021 Edition)

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Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650): Missa Miserere mihi Domine (SSATTB)

We are proud to release our first edition from our series dedicated to the so-called Golden Age of Portuguese Renaissance Music. 

The six-voice Missa Miserere mihi Domine by Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650), included in his first printed book of Masses (Missae quaternis, quinis, et sex vocibus. Liber primus, Lisbon, 1625), is a Mass with a Cantus firmus (a very old-fashioned style in 1625) that is usually placed on the Superius I, but also on the Altus, Tenor and even the Bassus in the Christe.

The Agnus Dei ends with an enigmatic and virtuosistic canon typical of Cardoso. The indication Tenor II in dyapason, Altus in dyatesaron bis dicens Cantum Gregorianum is given to us, placed in the Superius I, which means that while the Tenor II sings strictly the same melody of the Superius I at the octave lower, the Altus has to sing only the Breves at the fourth, which together form exactly the melody of the Cantus firmus Miserere mihi Domine.

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MIDI (Agnus Dei)

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Monday, 6 September 2021

Pierre Certon (c. 1515-1572): Pater noster / Ave Maria (SAATTB)

A wonderful six voice-motet by Pierre Certon (c. 1515-1572) that combines the melodies of Pater noster with the Cantus firmus of the Ave Maria in the Quintus and Sextus (Altus 1 and Tenor 2, with a canon at the fourth).

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Friday, 3 September 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Assumpta est Maria (SSSAAT) (2021 Edition)

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Thursday, 26 August 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Missa Tu es vas electionis (SATB) (2021 Edition)

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Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Lodovico Agostini (1534-1590): Quae celebrat thermas (SSAATB) [Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572]

Nº 6 of Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572. A six-voice echo with the appearance of Nero and Narcissus!

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Lodovico Agostini (1534-1590)

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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Thursday, 1 July 2021

Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495-c. 1560): Missa Media vita (SAATB)

One of the few Renaissance Masses that reduces the number of voices of the original model (our edition of Media vita can be found here).

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Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Juan Esquivel de Barahona (c. 1560- c. 1623): Missarum liber primus (Complete Edition)

We are proud to release the complete edition of the Missarum liber primus by Juan Esquivel de Barahona (c. 1560- c. 1623).

Published in 1608, the Missarum liber primus contains the antiphon Asperges me, three Masses based on motets by Francisco Guerrero (Ave virgo sanctissima, Ductus est Jesus and Gloriose confessor Domini), the six-voice Missa Batalla (with the final Agnus Dei for twelve voices!) on the famous chanson La guerre by Clement Janequin (which also serves as a subtle homage to Francisco Guerrero as he also published a mass on that chanson, the Missa de la batalla escoutez), one hexachord Mass for eight voices (the Missa Ut re mi fa sol la) and a five-voice Missa pro defunctis (Requiem) with the final six-voice motet In paradisum.

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Juan Esquivel de Barahona (c. 1560-c. 1623)

Missarum liber primus (1608)

Asperges me

SATB

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Missa Ave virgo sanctissima

SSATB

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Missa Batalla

SSAATB

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Missa Ut re mi fa sol la

SSSAATTB

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Missa Ductus est Jesus

SATB

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Missa Gloriose confessor Domini

SATB

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Missa pro defunctis

SSATB

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Thursday, 10 June 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Surge Petre (SAATB) (2021 Edition)

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Monday, 7 June 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Missa Doctor bonus (SATB) (2021 Edition)

A Mass based on the homonym motet by the composer himself. The Agnus Dei is another tour de force typical of Vivanco, scored for eight voices with a double canon and an ostinato.

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Friday, 28 May 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Spiritus Sanctus replevit (SATB) (2021 Edition)

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Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Surrexit pastor bonus (SSATB) (2021 Edition)

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Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Ludwig Daser (c. 1525-1589): Missa Pater noster (SATBB)

A masterpiece by Daser and a homage to the Pater noster/Ave Maria by Josquin. The Credo is scored for six voices and combines both plainchants simultaneously.

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Monday, 17 May 2021

Who can be against us? Lodovico Agostini (1534-1590): Eleva Domine (SSATTB) [Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572]

Nº 5 of Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572. This is the second motet in Canones et echo sex vocibus that celebrates the victory in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 (Victoria in bello navali, quo selym classis omnis funditus periit)

This time the Cantus 2 sings an ostinato with the words Si Deus pro nobis, quis contra nos? (If God is with us, who can be against us?)

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Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Missa Super octo tonos (SATB) (2021 Edition)

One of the most extraordinary masses by Vivanco, based on the eight plainchant tones. The Hosanna is the true climax of the work (not the Agnus Dei as usual, which is scored for five voices), an astonishing tour de force with a double canon scored for eight voices.

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Friday, 30 April 2021

Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495-c. 1560): Missa Quam pulchra es (SAATBB)

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Monday, 26 April 2021

Alonso Lobo (1555-1617): Missa Beata Dei genitrix (SSAATB) [Liber primus missarum, 1602]

The first Mass in the Liber primus missarum (Madrid, 1602), based on the homonym six-voice motet by Francisco Guerrero. 

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Friday, 16 April 2021

Lodovico Agostini (1534-1590): Dum clamaremus ad Dominum (SSATTB) [Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572]

Nº 4 of Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572. This motet celebrates the victory in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 (Victoria in bello navali, quo selym classis omnis funditus periit). The Cantus 2 sings the cantus firmus Deposuit potentes et exaltabit humiles

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Thursday, 15 April 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): O rex gloriae (SSATTB) (2021 Edition)

This is a six-voice motet, unica in E-SAc LP 1, and a complete different work from the homonym eight-voice motet in the Liber motectorum printed in 1610 (which can be also purchased or downloaded here).

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Monday, 12 April 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): O Domine Jesu Christe (SSATB) (2021 Edition)

A five voice motet by Sebastián de Vivanco. The Tenor sings the Pater noster cantus firmus.

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Wednesday, 24 March 2021

José Gay († 1587): Motets for 5vv, 6vv and 7vv

We are proud to announce the release of our edition of the motets by the unknown Spanish Renaissance composer José Gay (†1587). According to Luis Antonio González Marín in his article in the Diccionario de la Música Española e Hispanoamericana, José Gay was born in Valencia in an unknown date. He was the chapel master in Gandía, and in his last months he moved to Zaragoza where he got the post of chapel master in the Cathedral.

The motets of José Gay show a style we can see in composers that never worked outside Spain such as Alonso Lobo, Sebastián de Vivanco, Alonso de Tejeda or Ambrosio Cotes: rhythm variety, expressive harmonies and a certain degree of counterpoint complexity.

We are publishing the edition of all the fourteen motets of José Gay in E-VAcp 20, an astonishing collection of motets of 16th and early 17th centuries handwritten in a set of partbooks held in the Colegio y Seminario del Corpus Christi del Patriarca in Valencia (Spain). There are eight motets for five voices (Sancti Dei omnes, Fuit homo missus a Deo, Emendemus in melius, Dominus qui eripuit, Misereris omnium Domine, Beata es Maria, Regina caeli and Reminiscere Domine), five for six voices (Dum complerentur, Super flumina Babylonis, Media vita, Descendens Jesus de monte and Factum est praelium) and one for seven voices (Angelus Domini).

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José Gay († 1587)

Motets for 5vv, 6vv and 7vv

Sancti Dei omnes

SSATB

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Fuit homo missus a Deo

SSATB

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Emendemus in melius

SSATB

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Dominus qui eripuit

SSATB

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Misereris omnium Domine

SSATB

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Beata es Maria

SAATB

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Regina caeli

SAATB

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Reminiscere Domine

SSATB

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Dum complerentur

SSAATB

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Super flumina Babylonis

SSAATB

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Media vita

SSAATB

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Descendens Jesus de monte

SSAATB

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Factum est praelium

SSAATB

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Angelus Domini

SSAATTB

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Monday, 22 March 2021

Pierre de la Rue (c. 1452-1518): Missa De Septem Doloribus (SATTB)

This new edition of this Missa De Septem Doloribus (one of the most intriguing and important works by Pierre De La Rue) has been prepared comparing three sources: BrusBr ms 215-16, BrusBr ms 15075 (Royal Library of Brussels) and D-Ju ms 4 (University of Jena).

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Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Quis dabit capiti meo (SSATB) (2021 Edition)

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Thursday, 4 March 2021

Jacques Buus (c. 1500-1565): Haec dicit Dominus (SATB) [Primo libro de moteti a quatro voci, 1549]

Nº 4 of Primo libro de moteti a quatro voci (Venice, 1549).

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Thursday, 25 February 2021

Friday, 19 February 2021

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Lazarus mortuus est & Pater, gratias ago tibi (SATB) (2021 Edition)

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Monday, 1 February 2021

Lodovico Agostini (1534-1590): Gaude Barbara beata (SSATTB) [Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572]

Nº 3 of Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572. The Cantus 2 sings an eight-note ostinato with the words Gaude Barbara beataYou can buy or download this score hereRemember, you can buy or download our scores for the price you want!

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Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Anonymous: Missa Absalon fili mi (SATB) (ca. 1527)

Absalon fili mi by Josquin (or Pierre de la Rue) is one of the most extraordinary works of the Renaissance. This anonymous Mass is the only extant work based on that motet. Although it is a short Mass (it lacks the Hosanna, Benedictus or a second Agnus Dei) it reflects the "modulation" from the original motet (what Lowinsky called "Secret Chromatic Art") on three occasions, (the Kyrie, Gloria and Credo).

This previously unpublished Mass is an extraordinary work, and we want to thank Alessandra Chiarelli and Armando Tomesani from the Archivio Musicale di S. Petronio for their help with the access to the original source.

MIDI (Kyrie)


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