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Desprez, Josquin

Josquin Desprez (c. 1450-1521) is often called the most important composer of the Renaissance period. His name is derived from the Flemish ‘Josken’ (Little Joseph). Very little is known about ...

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An Augsburg Choirbook of Motets : for 4, 5 and 6 voices / Various authors; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Publisher's number: 16153
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Scoring: GK
Remarks: Early Music Edition.
Year of composition: 1520
Status: Unique collection of Renaissance manuscripts transposed to contemporary notation. Hundreds of vocal works that had been hidden away in various libraries across Europe, now available for the first time, thanks to tireless work of editor Cees Wagemakers.

Other authors:
Wagemakers, Cees (editor)
Isaac, Heinrich (composer)
Mouton, Jean (composer)
Obrecht, Jacob (composer)
Senfl, Ludwig (composer)
Contains:
Ludwig Senfl (?): Anima mea liquefacta est (10’15”)
Ludwig Senfl: Usquequo Domine (8’30”)
Ludwig Senfl: Sancte Pater (12’)
Jacob Obrecht: Salve Crux, arbor vitæ (12’15”)
Josquin Desprez (?): Lectio actuum Apostolorum (Pentecost) (12’15”)
Jean Mouton (?): Anima mea liquefacta est (8’15”)
Ludwig Senfl: Gaude Maria Virgo (13’30”)
Heinrich Isaac (?): Deus in adiutorium meum intende (6’45”)
Heinrich Isaac: O Maria Mater Christi (11’15”)
Ludwig Senfl: Discubuit Iesus (8’30”)
Description:
In 1520 a choirbook was published in Augsburg (Germany) by Sigmund Grimm and Marx Wirsung. It was the earliest printed choirbook with the separate parts set out on two facing pages, in contrast to the separate books for each voice that we see mostly in Renaissance editions. So a page turn had to come at the same moment for all the voices.
The choirbook contained 275 pages with 23 motets by Heinrich Isaac, Josquin Desprez, Pierre de la Rue, Jacob Obrecht, Jean Mouton and Ludwig Senfl. Some authors are uncertain, but we will stick to the indications of the library the book is taken from. In this book 10 of the motets have been transcribed. The other ones are better-known and available elsewhere on the market.
Cees Wagemakers

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