Showing posts with label Duarte Lobo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Duarte Lobo. Show all posts

Monday, 23 January 2023

Duarte Lobo (c. 1565-1646): Missa Valde honorandus est (SATB)

A Mass by the Portuguese composer Duarte Lobo (c. 1565-1646) based on the four-voice motet by Palestrina. The most fascinating moment occurs in the Agnus Dei: Duarte Lobo points to a single note of the Cantus with an enigmatic canon with this single indication: Cantus secundus. Sic eum volo manere. The words have a symbolic meaning and have a close relation with the original motet, dedicated to St. John the Apostle: in John 21:22-23 Jesus says Si sic eum volo manere donec veniam, quid ad te? Tu me sequere ("If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow me."). This means that the Cantus secundus must remain on that single note (that is, that voice must repeat one single note on the whole Agnus Dei).

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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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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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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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