Showing posts with label Spanish Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spanish Music. Show all posts

Thursday, 2 February 2023

Pedro Rimonte (1565-1627): Missa Tota pulchra es (SSATTB)

An outstanding Mass in the Missae sex (1604) by the Spanish composer Pedro Rimonte (1565-1627) based on the six-voice motet by Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599). The Agnus Dei is scored for eight voices.

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Monday, 30 January 2023

Melchor Robledo (c. 1510-1586): Missa voces musicales (SSATB)

The Missa voces musicales (also known as Missa Fa re ut fa sol la) by the Spanish Renaissance composer Melchor Robledo (c. 1510-1586)  is a Mass based on an ostinato of the six notes (F D C F G A) (like Stefano Felis' Missa La sol fa mi re ut). While the Gloria and Credo are set in a surprisingly simple and homophonic style, the rest of the parts (Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus Dei) are beautifully composed, specially the Agnus Dei, which is scored for seven voices, including a canon in two voices with the ostinato melody in long values. This is a sort of urtext edition, as it has been prepared by carefully comparing three incomplete sources of the Mass, two in Spain (Tarazona and Silos) and one in Italy (Vatican Library).

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Monday, 21 November 2022

Sebastián Raval (c. 1550-1604): Motectorum quinque vocum (1593)

Sebastián Raval (c. 1550-1604) was a Spanish composer, friar and soldier, active in Italy. He apparently worked as a musician at the Urbino court of Duke Francesco. He published a book of motets, another of canzonets and one of madrigals in Rome.

Raval was famous for his competitive personality: He challenged Giovanni Maria Nanino, Francesco Soriano and Achille Falcone to musical contests between 1592 and 1600.

The Motectorum quinque vocum is the only printed sacred music by Raval that remains extant nowadays. It is an exhaustive collection of 28 works that includes an extensive range of styles: homophonic, polychoral and canonic motets, from four to sixteen voices.

Some extraordinary works in the Motectorum quinque vocum are the canon for sixteen voices Vivat Alexander (a nod to the dedicatee of the collection, the Cardinal Alessandro Peretti di Montalto) or the outstanding seven-voice Credo quod Redemptor meus with its canonic cantus firmus, the six-voice Salve regina or the polychoral (with two choirs of three voices each) Panis quem ego dabo.

Perhaps the most remarkable work in the Motectorum quinque vocum is the five-voice Iste qui est contempsit. This motet, that has to be performed at a slower tempo than usual (which is suggested by its time signature and the short note values), is based on a mensural canon, producing a very similar effect to the legendary motet by Miserere nostri by Thomas Tallis

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Sebastián Raval (c. 1550-1604)

Motectorum quinque vocum (Rome, 1593)

28 motets for 4vv, 5vv, 6vv, 7vv and 16vv

Motectorum quinque vocum (Complete)

4vv-16vv

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Veni Creator Spiritus

AAAA

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Vivat Alexander

16vv

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Puer qui natus est

SSATB

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Vidi turbam magnam

SATTB

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Ascendit Deus

SSATB

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Intret in conspectu tuo

SATTB

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Iste est qui contempsit

SATTB

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Beata es Virgo Maria

SSSS

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Panis quem ego dabo

SSB+SAT

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Alma redemptoris Mater

SATB

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Credo quod Redemptor

SSAATTB

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Ave regina caelorum

SATB

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Salve regina

SSATTB

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Beatus Laurentius

SATTB

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Ille oculos tollens

SATTB

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Angelus ad pastores ait

SATTB

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Gloriosae virginis Mariae

SSATB

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Franciscus pauper

SSATB

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Crux fidelis

SSATB

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Gloriosus Deus in sanctis

SATTB

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Pueri Hebraeorum

SSSAB

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Dicebat Jesus turbis

SSATB

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Quanti mercenarii

SSATB

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O sacrum convivium

SSAAT

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Venisti tandem caeli

SSATB

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Ego sum panis vivus

SSSAT

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Regina caeli

SATTB

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Cum pervenisset

SATTB

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Thursday, 27 October 2022

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

The only six-voice Mass by the Spanish composer Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622) in his Liber Missarum (1608) was based on the homonym motet in the manuscript source E-SAc LP 1 (also available here). As usual, Vivanco writes a tour de force in the Sanctus: the five-voice Benedictus has a Trinitas in unitate canon combined with a 2 in 1 canon (duo sunt in carne una).

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Other works by Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622)

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Thursday, 6 October 2022

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): 10 motets from Liber motectorum (1614)

We have added ten new motets by Sebastián de Vivanco (from Liber motectorum, Salamanca, 1614): Beatus iste Sanctus, Da nobis quaesemus, Domine Pater, Hic est vere Martyr, Lux perpetua, Sancti mei, Veni sponsa Christi (SATB), Aperi oculos tuos (SAATB), Haec est vera fraternitas and Ibant Apostoli gaudentes (SSATB).

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Motets from Liber motectorum (1614)

Motets for 4vv

Beatus iste Sanctus

SATB

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Da nobis quaesemus

SATB

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De profundis

SATB

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Domine Pater

SATB

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Dulcissima Maria

SATB

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Hic est vere Martyr

SATB

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Lux perpetua

SATB

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O quam suavis est

SATB

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Sancti mei

SATB

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Stabat mater

SATB

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Veni sponsa Christi

SATB

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Motets for 5vv

Aperi oculos tuos

SAATB

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Ave Maria

SSATB

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Canite tuba

SATTB

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Circumdederunt me

SSATB

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Haec est vera fraternitas

SSATB

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Ibant Apostoli gaudentes

SSATB

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O doctor optime

SATTB

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Stephanus vidit

SSATB

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Sebastián de Vivanco Music Catalogue


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Friday, 30 September 2022

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Missa In festo Beatae Mariae Virginis (SATB)

One of the two Marian Masses in Vivanco's Liber Missarum (1608). The only Agnus Dei is scored for six voices.

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Vivanco Music Catalogue


Thursday, 23 June 2022

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Missa In manus tuas (SATB+SATB)

We are glad to announce the release of our edition of the Missa In manus tuas by Sebastián de Vivanco. This eight-voice Mass is the most ambitious work of the Liber missarum, published in Salamanca in 1608. The Missa In manus tuas is based on the homonym plainchant, and it alternates sections of beautiful eight-voice counterpoint (with even a canon in the Kyrie) with other ones with double-choir dialogues.

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Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622)

Masses

Missa Doctor bonus

SATB

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Missa Super octo tonos

SATB

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Missa O quam suavis est

SATB

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Missa Tu es vas electionis

SATB

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Missa Quarti toni

SATB

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Missa In manus tuas

SATB+SATB

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Spanish & Portuguese Music Catalogue

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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, 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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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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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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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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