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Andreas Michot- Missa de domina nostra

Missa de domina nostra = de beata virgine

Source: VastS 55, ff. 1-17r (original foliation)

Voices: 4- discantus, altus, tenor bassus.

Kyrie (Kyrie [I], Christe, Kyrie [II]) look (7 pages) listen (02:41)

Gloria in excelsis deo (Et in terra, Qui tollis ) look (12 pages) listen (06:29)

Editorial note: VatS 55 was compiled ca. 1515-1518 (thus durning the pontificate of the hedonistic Leo X). This Gloria and the following one as part of a mass with the same de beata virgine status by Josquin Dor (ff. 20v-24r) contain settings of the Spiritus et alme trope. In 1562 close to the end of the 16th-century Council of Trent a strong recommendation was made that the use of tropes in the mass no longer be permitted. In response to this, text for the trope in both these masses has been erased. In the case of Michot's setting, one fragment - the underlay of ad marie gloriam in the tenor - has escaped eradication (f. 5v, stave 7). The dates stipulated here suggest that the source was still in use upwards of half a century after it was made.

For this edition, the trope text has been restored using a different font to the main body.

Credo in unum deum - 5 voices- discantus, altus, tenor [I], tenor [II], bassus(Patrem, Crucifixus, Et in spiritum sanctum) look (13 pages) listen (06:43)

Sanctus (Sanctus, Pleni sunt/Osanna [I], Benedictus- altus/tenor/bassus trio, Osanna [II]) look (13 pages) listen (06:52)

Agnus dei (Agnus [I], Agnus [II]- discants [I], discantus [II], altus trio, Agnus [III]- 5 voices- discantus, altus, tenor [I], tenor [II], bassus) look (14 pages) listen (04:32)


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