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Missa Benedicta es : for 6 voices / G.P. da Palestrina; transcribed and edited by Cees Wagemakers

Publisher's number: 16969
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Scoring: GK
Remarks: Early Music Edition.
Duration: 34'00"
Year of composition: 1575
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)
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluiggi da (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 (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. So a page turn had to come at the same moment for all the voices.
Most of the choirbooks in the Bavarian State Library have no title, as is the case with this book. The library shows only the content index. In that index the name of Palestrina’s mass is mentioned as Missa Benedicta es coelorum (Regina), a so-called parody mass on the motet with the same name. The only indication of the composer was Giannetto on the first page, enough to indicate Palestrina.
Cees Wagemakers, 2018

Sheet Music
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