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This previously unpublished Mass is an extraordinary work, and we want to thank Alessandra Chiarelli and Armando Tomesani from the Archivio Musicale di S. Petronio for their help with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