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Daser, Ludwig

Ludwig Daser (c.1526-1589) was a German Kapellmeister and composer. He was raised at the Munich court. When he converted to protestantism he lost his post and was forced to leave ...

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Proper of the Season (from a Bavarian Choirbook) : for 4-8 voices / Ludwig Daser, Orlandus Lassus, Johann de Fossa; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK

Magnificat I en II : voor vijfstemmig vocaal ensemble, 1989/1990 / tekst: Kees Waaijman, Hans Kox

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Vocal Ensemble (2-12); Mixed choir
Instruments: sopr alt ten bar bas / GK5

Terschelling : voor 3-stemmig gemengd koor / [tekst: Nelly Burgdorffer], Nico Schuyt

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK3

Promptuarium Musicum: Motets through the Liturgical Year (Volume IV) : for 5, 6, 7 & 8 voices and basso continuo (Other Feasts and Communion) / Collected by Abraham SchadÆus; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK

 

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Proper of the Season (from a Bavarian Choirbook) : for 4-8 voices / Ludwig Daser, Orlandus Lassus, Johann de Fossa; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Publisher's number: 16290
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK
Remarks: Early Music Edition.
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Other authors:
Wagemakers, Cees (editor)
Fossa, Johann de (composer)
Lasso, Orlando di (composer)
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.
The choirbook in the Bavarian State Library catalogued BSB Mus.ms. 32 (without title), dated 1565-1595, contains the propers of a number of Catholic liturgical feasts through the year. The propers are the texts in the mass that change every day, and include mostly an Introit - Gradual - Alleluia Song - (Tract) - Offertory - Communion. Sometimes there was a Sequence on special occasions.
The question remains: who is the composer of the first works in this book? The music breathes the same sober quality that we hear in the music of Ludwig Daser. We very often hear the cadenzas not solving in a dominant chord but in the sub-dominant chord. The typical F-G-sequences also suggest Daser’s hand.
When we look at the order of the works compared to the order of the Kapellmeisters in time there is a certain resemblance, however no proof whatsoever: Daser - Lassus - De Fossa. I tend to suppose that Ludwig Daser is our man. If not, Lassus could be the perpetrator too.
Cees Wagemakers

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