Isaac, Heinrich

Heinrich Isaac (c. 1450-1517) is born in the Netherlands (Brabant, now Belgium) and like in so many biographies of early composers, very little is known about his education. He worked ...

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

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK

Song for Saint Cecilia's day : 4 stemmig gemengd koor a cappella, 1949 / muziek: Henri C. van Praag, tekst: John Dryden

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir; Vocal Ensemble (2-12)
Instruments: sopr alt ten bas / GK4

The Second Lindner Collection : for 5, 6 & 8 voices: Volume 1 / Various authors; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK

Sacred Harmonies : for 4, 5, 6 and 8 voices / collected by Caspar Hassler; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK



Missa Paschalis : for 5 voices / Isaac Heinrich; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Publisher's number: 16968
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK
Remarks: Early Music Edition.
Duration: 27'00"
Year of composition: 1510
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)
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 (D 16092). 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 underlying Missa Paschalis from the beautifully calligraphed choirbook in Munich has only 4 parts, there is no Credo. A different Missa Paschalis (Easter Mass), for six voices, exists from Isaac’s hand as well. The mass in this book however is for 5 voices, one voice imitating an other most of the time, a so-called canonic mass. The Gloria seems to miss several parts. This is not the case however. One is supposed to sing the verses Benedicimus te and Glorificamus te etc. in plainchant in the eighth modus (octavi toni). The Agnus Dei part has only one setting of the verse with miserere nobis. In a make-shift liturgical performance this is repeated as such and once again sung with dona nobis pacem in stead of miserere nobis.
The Bavarian choirbook of which this mass is taken from, contains another 7 masses.
Cees Wagemakers, 2018

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