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Senfl, Ludwig

Ludwig Senfl (c. 1486-1543) was born around 1486, possibly in Basel. He lived in Zürich from 1488 until 1496 when he joined the choir of the Hofkapelle of Emperor Maximilian ...

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Sacred Songs from a Bavarian Choirbook (Volume II) : Hymns, Motets, Responsories & Missa quarti toni à 4, for 4, 5 and 6 voices / Ludwig Senfl; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Publisher's number: 16155
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK
Remarks: Early Music Edition. Single titles available separately.
Year of composition: 1525
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)
Contains:
Costi regis nata (3’30”)
Tibi enim derelictus est (3’30”)
Pulchra Syon filia (de Sª Catherina) (5’45”)
Missa 4i toni (16’45”)
Salve regina | full setting(10’30”)
Salve regina | alternate setting: plainchant/polyphony (7’15”)
Quem terra, pontus æthera (9’)
Media vita (5’30”)
Da pacem Domine (3’45”)
Igitur perfecti sunt (3’45”)
Hymnis et in confessionibus (6’)
In diebus illis (3’30”)
Description:
The Bavarian State Library (Bayerische Staats Bibliothek in Munich, Germany) has a unique collection of large folio format choirbooks from the Bavarian court music ensemble, predominantly from the time of Orlando di Lasso serving as court music director. Several splendidly illustrated choir books originally belonged to the personal collection of the Bavarian dukes. The most beautiful one is the collection of motets by Cipriano de Rore for Duke Albrecht V, also available at Donemus. Choirbooks have all the parts 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 original choirbook from 1525, without a title (BSB-Hss Mus.ms. 19), contains several motets, hymns, masses and other sacred songs for different occasions in the catholic liturgy. Most of them by Heinrich Isaac and Ludwig Senfl. Besides these two composers we find motets by Josquin and Nicholas Gombert. These have not been transcribed here because the works are rather well-known and to be obtained elsewhere. We have chosen for the less known works to be rediscovered.
The works by Isaac are written for three high voices. Those by Senfl for 4-6 voices. This is why we have chosen to bring them in two separate volumes.
Cees Wagemakers

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