The motet for the Second Sunday in Advent takes its text from the offertorium of the mass for this Sunday.
Like the first Sunday, I use Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s motet Deus tu convertens (I am restricted to the works available at YouTube). (mais…)
In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 17 verso of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. These are the famous O-antiphons of the last days of Advent, that start with O Sapientia (from the previous folio). (mais…)
Manuel de Tavares was an early-seventeenth century composer, who was born in Portalegre. He held the post of maestro di capilla in several Spanish cathedrals like Baeza, Murcia, Las Palmas and Cuenca (there is an brief text in Portuguese on this composer here).
Although a quite known composer in his time, the music of Manuel de Tavares was almost completely forgoten from the modern editions – mostly the Portugaliae Musica series which only features one work – probably due to the sources being extant outside Portugal (Spain and Mexico). (mais…)
In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 17 recto of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. On the Fourth Sunday in Advent with the contituation of Laudes. Following the ratios from video #034, Omnipotens has a 1,23 factor. (mais…)
Advent is a special season to me. Last year, due to problems in the server of this blog, I wasn’t able to post some music for the four Sundays of Advent and Christmas. This year I hope to do that.
The first work is Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s motet Ad te levavi, which takes the text from the introitus of the mass for the Dominica prima Adventus. This work for four voices (there is another one for twelve voices) was printed in the Motectorum liber secundus, printed in Venice in 1584. (mais…)
In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 16 recto of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. A first detail on the bottom of the folio attracts our attention: it is a 16th-century addition of a verse In ipso, as alternative to verse Multiplica (‘vacat’). (mais…)
In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 16 recto of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. In this folio the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Text adapted: in line 1 calciamenti to calciamentorum (John 1, 27) the genitive singular was changed to genitive plural - Cuius non sunt dignus corrigiam caltiamenti/caltiamentorum solvere (He it is, who coming after me if preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose). (mais…)