Mass 'Upon the Square' (William Whytbroke)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-24)  CPDL #77562:   
• MIDI files: Kyrie:   Gloria:   Credo:   Sanctus:   Agnus Dei:  
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2023-11-24).   Score information: A4, 46 pages, 1.33 MB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the Gyffard Partbooks. Original note values and voice layout retained. Transposed down a fifth to compensate for the high clefs.

General Information

Title: Mass 'Upon the Square'
Composer: William Whytbroke
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB
Genre: SacredMass

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript 1572 in the Gyffard Partbooks, no. 73
Description: Although nominally for four voices (Ct Ct T B), this mass is composed in short sections, most of which use various combinations of three voices. It uses as cantus firmi 'squares': monophonic mensural voices apparently drawn from the tenor parts of fifteenth-century or earlier compositions. The squares migrate between all four voices, but always in the bass register, resulting in some extraordinarily wide voice compasses.

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Original text and translations

For information, refer to the Mass page. For texts and translations, see the individual pages:

KyrieGloriaCredoSanctus & BenedictusAgnus Dei