In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 24 verso of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. In this episode one can find the Processional antiphons BMV. These antiphons are also to be used on Marian Vespers, with Magnificat, up until Purification (2 February).
Start of Matins Stephen (the First Martyr, 26 December) with the invitatorium combining Christmas and Stephen theme and six antiphons of first nocturn. (mais…)
Of the three polychoral works by Portuguese composer Estêvão de Brito (c.1575-1641) present in his Motectorum Liber the motet Vidi Dominum, for eight voices (SATB+SATB) was the only one to be recorded in cd until now. The other two works, also for eight voices, are O Rex gloriae, a motet that I have been writing a lot, and Dum complerentur. The motet has the indication In die Trinitatis et Omnium Sanctorum that is, it was destined to the Sunday after Pentecost and the Feast of All Saints. (mais…)
I found these videos on YouTube of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s Missa Emendemus in melius, an imitation mass for which the model was not yet been identified, but it looks like it would be a 4-voice motet. The mass was printed in the 7th book of masses, published in 1594. Palestrina exceeds himself in setting the second Agnus Dei. He expands the texture from four to five voices, adding a second tenor with a carefully controlled cannon between this voice and the bassus. (mais…)
Enigma is a new resource online for finding latin words, that you parcially decyphred. Here’s the description from the website: “Enigma helps scholars to decipher Latin words which are difficult to read in medieval manuscripts. It is sometimes impossible to decipher all the letters in a word, for various reasons (difficult palaeography, unclear writing, damage to the document, etc.) If you type the letters you can read and add wildcards, Enigma will list the possible Latin forms, drawing from its database of more than 400 000 forms.”
In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 24 recto of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. In this folio, the responsorium Verbum caro factum est (short). The antiphon ad Magnificat Hodie Christus natus est. Commemoratio S. Stephen (26 December). (mais…)
Sebastián de Vivanco’s (1551-1622) double-choir motet O Rex gloriae. This work comes from his 1610 book of motets, printed in Salamanca. Here it is performed by Capilla Flamenca, dir. Dirk Snellings, and Oltremontano with their sackbutts and cornetts – a great recording, as is the rest of the CD that features many works from this book.
In this third video of the vihuela music series is another example of the numerous intabulations and glosas on works by the famous Renaissance composer Josquin des Prez (c.1450-1521).
This is the “Hosanna” section from the Sanctus of Josquin’s Missa Faysant Regretz, for which are provided two glosas by Luys de Narváez (fl.1526-1549) present in the Quinto libro d’El Delphin de musica, printed in Valladolin in 1538. (mais…)