Rore, Cipriano De

Cipriano De Rore was a Flemish composer who was born in 1515/6 in Ronse, a small town between Brussels and Courtrai (Belgium, in the 16th century The Netherlands). He moved ...

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26 Secular & Religious Motets (Volume I) : for 4, 5, 6 and 8 voices / Cipriano de Rore; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK

Drei Schwärmereien : nach Texten von Lucebert, für gemischten Chor mit Begleitung elektronischer Musik, (1964) / Henk Badings

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Subgenre: Mixed choir; Electronics and singing voice(s) with or without instrument(s)
Instruments: GK4 tape

Le déluge : trois fragments tirés du mystère "Le déluge" d'Alfred de Vigny, pour choeur, 1985 / Wim Franken

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK4

Motetto “Herr unser Herrscher” : voor gemengd koor / Johannes Gijsbertus Bastiaans

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir



26 Secular & Religious Motets (Volume II) : for 4, 5, 6 and 8 voices / Cipriano de Rore; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Publisher's number: 16177
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK
Remarks: Early Music Edition.
Year of composition: 1559
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)
Benedictum nomen tuum – Ad te Domine – Iustus es, Domine | AATTB (8’15”)
Laudem dicite Deo | SATTB (2’45”)
Da pacem, Domine | SATTB (3’15”)
O altitudo divitiarum – Quis enim cognovit | SATTB (5’)
O qui populos suscipis | SATTB (3’)
O fortuna potens – Hæc aufert | SATTB (6'15")
Ecce odor filii – Esto, Domine | AATTB (5’15”)
Hodie Christus natus est | SSAATB (3’30”)
Mirabar solito – Virtutum ante alios | SSATBB (7’)
Ave regina coelorum | SAATTBB (4’15”)
Quem vidistis pastores | SAATTBB (4’15”)
This bundle of motets (1559) - both religious and secular - shows imitational and canonic techniques, that must have inspired composers as Lassus, Palestriana, De Monte and later on even Monteverdi. It contains texts from ancient Latin poets as Virgil and Horace; and also psalms, antiphons and both canonic and apocryphal bible books. And there is also a poem by Nicolaus Stopius (Mirabar solito) written at the occasion of the wedding of Duke William V of Bavaria with Renata of Lorraine in 1568.
The most complicated secular motet - Dissimulare etiam sperasti for 5, 6 and 7 voices - is a part from Dido’s Lament from Virgil’s Aeneid. A complete range of emotions are presented: hope, sadness, loneliness, love and revenge. De Rore opens an arsenal of style figures that is so admired by later composers. We hear off-modus cadenzas, chromaticism, free dissonants, minor-major changes and more. The result is a piece full of tone repeats, dramatic outbursts and crescendos that point forward to Monteverdi’s Lamento d’Arianna. No wonder that Monteverdi’s admiration for De Rore is still tangible 50 years later.
Cees Wagemakers

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