Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Dominique Phinot (c. 1510-c. 1556): Ecce tu pulcher es (SATTB)

We want to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia by publishing the motet Ecce tu pulcher es by Dominique Phinot (c. 1510-c. 1556). According to the physician and philosopher Girolamo Cardano in his Theonoston, Phinot was "executed for homosexual practices". 

The five-voice Ecce tu pulcher es takes its text from a part of the Song of Songs, which praises the pulchritude of the lover. What makes this work even more interesting is the fact that Phinot changes the original text from the Bible "sicut lilium inter spinas sic amica inter filias" to "sicut lilium inter spinas sic dilectus meus inter filios", that is, from the female lover to a male lover.

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Thursday, 12 May 2022

Francesco Corteccia (1502-1571): O Paule Ursine (SSATTB)

The eighth motet of the Canticorum liber primus cum sex vocibus (Venice, 1571) by Francesco Corteccia was dedicated to Paolo Orsini, an Italian nobleman who married (and presumably killed) Isabella de Medici. The Quintus sings the words Uxor tua sicut vitis abundans in lateribus domus tuae. Filii tui sicut novelle olivarum in circuiti mensae tuae ("Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine: upon the walls of thine house. Thy children like the olive-branches: round about thy table").

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Hubert Waelrant (c. 1517-1595): Facite homines discumbere (SATTB)

No. 6 of Liber sextus sacrarum cantionum (1558?). You can buy or download this score here. Remember, you can buy our scores for the price you want to support Ars Subtilior Editions!


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Lodovico Agostini (1534-1590): Ego sum panis vivus (SAATTB)

No. 12 of Canones et echo sex vocibus (Venice, 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!


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Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Jacobus Vaet (c. 1529-1567): Stat felix domus Austriae (SAATTB)

The sixth work of the Modulationes quinque et sex vocum (Venice, 1562) is an astonishing six-voice motet dedicated to the House of Habsburg: the Sextus (Tenor 2) sings an eight-note soggetto cavato with the words Stat felix domus Austriae (la re mi sol ut fa mi re=A D E G C F E D).

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Thursday, 5 May 2022

Lodovico Agostini (1534-1590): Peccantem me quotidie (SSATTB) [Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572]

No. 11 of Canones et echo sex vocibus (Venice, 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!


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Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Pedro Rimonte (1565-1627): Missa Ave virgo sanctissima (SSATB)

Rimonte published in his Missae sex (1604) one of the Masses (perhaps the most beautiful one) based on the famous motet by Francisco Guerrero (we have already edited the other ones that were published by Gery de Ghersem in 1598 and Juan Esquivel in 1608). The canon in unisono between the two Cantus in the original motet is also here, and Rimonte adds a beautiful Trium in unum canon (3 in 1 canon) in the Pleni sunt caeli and a six-voice Agnus Dei III.

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Pedro Rimonte (1565-1627)

Missae sex (Antwerp, 1604)

Missa de Beata Virgine

SATB

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Missa In diebus illis

SATB

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Missa Lapidabant Stephanum

SSATB

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Missa Ave virgo sanctissima

SSATB

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Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Francesco Corteccia (1502-1571): Esto mihi in Deum (SAATBB) [Canticorum liber primus cum sex vocibus, 1571)

The seventh motet in Canticorum liber primus cum sex vocibus (Venice, 1571). The Quintus (Altus II) sings a Cantus firmus ostinato with the words Esto mihi in Deum protectorem ut salvum me facias.

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Francesco Corteccia (1502-1571)

Canticorum Liber primus cum sex vocibus (Venice, 1571)

18 motets for 6vv


Omnipotens et misericors Deus

SATTTB

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Usque modo non petistis

SATTTB

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In adventu summi regis

SAATTB

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Descendit Spiritus Sanctus

SSATBB

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Propter lignum

SSATTB

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Formosam juveni

SAATTB

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Esto mihi in Deum

SAATBB

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Thursday, 28 April 2022

Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650): Missa Hic est discipulus ille (SSATB)

The fourth Mass in the Missae quaternis, quinis et sex vocibus (1625) is based on the five-voice motet by Palestrina.

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Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650)

Missae quaternis, quinis et sex vocibus. Liber primus (1625)

Missa Miserere mihi Domine

SSATTB

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Missa Tradent enim vos

SAATB

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Missa Puer qui natus est

SATTB

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Missa Hic est discipulus ille

SSATB

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Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Jacobus Vaet (c. 1529-1567): Filiae Jerusalem (SATTB) [Modulationes quinque et sex vocum, 1562]

No. 5 of Modulationes quinque et sex vocum (Venice, 1562). You can buy or download this score here. Remember, you can buy our scores for the price you want to support Ars Subtilior Editions!


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Thursday, 21 April 2022

Hubert Waelrant (c. 1517-1595): Venite benedicti Patris mei (SATTB) [Sacrarum cantionum liber sextus, 1558?]

The fifth motet of the Liber sextus sacrarum cantionum by Hubert Waelrant (c. 1517-1595)

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Hubert Waelrant (c. 1517-1595)

Liber sextus sacrarum cantionum (1558?)

15 motets for 5vv and 6vv

 

Pater Abraham

SSATB

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Cum autem appropinquaret portae

SATTB

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Nihil opertum

SATTB

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Cum descendisset autem

SATTB

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Venite benedicti Patris mei

SATTB

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Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Lodovico Agostini (1534-1590): Veni sponsa Christi (SSATTB) [Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572]

No. 10 of Canones et echo sex vocibus (Venice, 1572). The Sextus (Cantus 2) sings the Veni sponsa Christi cantus firmus.

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Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Filipe de Magalhães (c. 1571-1652): Missa Si ignoras te (SATB)

The third Mass of the Missarum liber cum antiphonis (Lisbon, 1636) by Filipe de Magalhães (c. 1571-1652) is based on the five-voice motet Si ignoras te by Christian Hollander (c. 1512-1569), which was published in 1554, more than 80 years before (our edition of Si ignoras te can be purchased here). This Mass is rather unusual as it reduces the voices of the original model (like Gombert in the Missa Media vita).

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Monday, 4 April 2022

Christian Hollander (c. 1512-1569): Si ignoras te (SAATB)

This outstanding motet by Christian Hollander was published in the Liber tertius sacrarum cantionum quinque et sex vocum in 1554 and served as a model (in 1636, more than 80 years later!) for the Missa Si ignoras te by Filipe de Magalhães, which we are also publishing this week.

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Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Missa Quarti toni (SATB)

The Missa Quarti toni is one of the two shortest Masses (alongside with the Missa Sexti toni) of the Liber missarum (1608). Unlike other Vivanco Masses, the Missa Quarti toni does not add any additional voices in any of its parts.

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Monday, 28 March 2022

Alonso Lobo (1555-1617): Versa est in luctum (SSATTB)

The most famous work by Alonso Lobo. This astonishing six-voice motet was composed for the funeral of Philip II of Spain. Although there are lots of editions available online, they seem to miss some very crucial musica ficta: the most interesting omission occurs in measure 65, where there is a "hidden" English cadence (a clash of a minor second in a cadence that is common in Franco-Flemish music composers of the mid-sixteenth century like Gombert or Clemens non Papa) that appears in some Spanish works in the late sixteenth century like the one in Versa est in luctum by Sebastián de Vivanco or Vadam et circuibo civitatem by Tomás Luis de Victoria.

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Monday, 21 March 2022

Jacobus Vaet (c. 1529-1567): Immolabit hedum (SAATB) [Modulationes quinque et sex vocum, 1562]

No. 4 of Modulationes quinque et sex vocum (Venice, 1562). 

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Thursday, 17 March 2022

Francisco Garro († 1623): Missa Saeculorum primi toni (SSATB)

Our second edition of the Opera aliquot (Lisbon, 1609) by the Spanish composer Francisco Garro is a Mass inspired by the Missa Saeculorum amen by Francisco Guerrero. The Mass is based on the melodic formula of the Tone I to sing a Psalm or a Magnificat.

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Guerrero was a fruitful inspiration for many Spanish and European composers: we have already published the Missa Ave virgo sanctissima by Géry de Ghersem, the Missa Ave virgo sanctissima by Juan de Esquivel, the Missa Maria Magdalene and the Missa Beata Dei genitrix by Alonso Lobo, the Missa Sancta Maria and the Missa Dicebat Jesus by Duarte Lobo, to name a few!


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Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Duarte Lobo (c. 1565-1646): Missa Dicebat Jesus (SATB)

The third Mass in the Liber missarum IIII. V. VI. et VIII. vocibus (Antwerp, 1621) by Duarte Lobo (c. 1565-1646) is based on a motet by the Spanish composer Francisco Guerrero.

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Monday, 7 March 2022

Lodovico Agostini (1534-1590): Absalon fili mi (SSAATB) [Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572]

The ninth motet of Canones et echo sex vocibus (1572) is a brief and original "Absalon" motet (for other works on the topic of Absalon you can check out our editions of Absalon fili mi by Josquin/De La Rue or the anonymous Missa Absalon fili mi), as there are two voices (the Cantus 2 and the Altus 1) that only sing in canon the words Fili mi Absalon, Absalon fili mi.

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Friday, 25 February 2022

Pedro Rimonte (1565-1627): Missa Lapidabant Stephanum (SSATB)

The third Mass in the Missae sex IV, V et VI vocum (Antwerp, 1604) by the Spanish composer Pedro Rimonte (1565-1627) is based on a Palestrina Mass (like the Missa In diebus illis). Both the Sanctus (that has an ellaborated double canon) and the Agnus Dei are set for six voices.

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Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Cristóbal de Montemayor (fl. 1583-1600): Puer qui natus est (SSAT)

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.

Puer qui natus est is a four-voice motet for high voices (SSAT) dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

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Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Francesco Corteccia (1502-1571): Formosam juveni (SAATTB)

The sixth motet of Canticorum liber primus cum sex vocibus (Venice, 1571) by Francesco Corteccia (1502-1571) is dedicated to Lucrezia de Medici and Alfonso II d'Este (Duke of Ferrara). 

The Tenor I sings a long soggetto cavato with the words Alphonsus Dux Ferrariae cum Lucretia Medice vivat semper (Bb C F F G Bb A G F F G A Bb G A G A Bb G G).

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Francesco Corteccia (1502-1571)

Canticorum Liber primus cum sex vocibus (Venice, 1571)

18 motets for 6vv

Omnipotens et misericors Deus

SATTTB

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Usque modo non petistis

SATTTB

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In adventu summi regis

SAATTB

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Descendit Spiritus Sanctus

SSATBB

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Propter lignum

SSATTB

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Formosam juveni

SAATTB

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Monday, 21 February 2022

Lodovico Agostini (1534-1590): Quis colit olim Alcide (SSATTB) [Canones et echo sex vocibus, 1572]

Nr. 8 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!


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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Dic Echo

SSAATB

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Quis colit olim Alcide

SSATTB

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