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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Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Pierre de Manchicourt (c. 1510-1564): Missa Cuidez vous que Dieu nous faille (SSATB)

We start our series of Masses for five and six voices by Pierre de Manchicourt (c. 1510-1564) with the Missa Cuidez vous que Dieu nous faille, based on Manchicourt's own chanson

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Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650): Missa Puer qui natus est (SATTB)

The third Mass of the Missae quaternis, quinis et sex vocibus (1625) is based on the five-voice motet Puer qui natus est by Palestrina.

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Monday, 7 February 2022

Cristóbal de Montemayor (fl. 1583-1600): Salve sponsa Dei (SATB)

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.

Salve sponsa Dei is a four-voice motet dedicated to Saint Clare. Montemayor uses the first notes of the melody of the Salve regina in the beginning of the motet.

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Francesco Corteccia (1502-1571): Propter lignum (SSATTB) [Canticorum Liber primus cum sex vocibus, 1571]

The fifth motet of the Canticorum liber primus cum sex vocibus (Venice, 1571).  Propter lignum is a beautiful motet dedicated to the Cross where the Sextus (Cantus 2) sings an eleven-note ostinato with the words Ecce Crucem Domini.

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Hubert Waelrant (c. 1517-1595): Cum descendisset autem (SATTB) [Sacrarum cantionum liber sextus, 1558?]

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

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Tuesday, 1 February 2022