Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae (Lupus Hellinck)

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  • (Posted 2022-09-03)  CPDL #70672:     
Editor: Drew Sellis (submitted 2022-09-03).   Score information: A4, 25 pages, 325 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a minor third, note values halved.


  • (Posted 2021-02-23)  CPDL #63132:     
Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2021-02-23).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Liber decem missarum ..., Moderne, 1532. Transposed down a minor third.

General Information

Title: Missa Ferrariae Dux Hercules (or Hercules Dux Ferrariae)
Composer: Lupus Hellinck

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SacredMass

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1532 in Liber decem missarum (Jacques Moderne), Edition 1, no. 10
    2nd published: 1539 in Liber quindecim missarum (Johannes Petreius), no. 8
    Manuscript 1541 in D-ERu 473-1, no. 12, p. 72v
Description: A setting of the Mass dedicated to Ercole II, Duke of Ferrara. It has been suggested that this dedication was added by the publisher for marketing reasons due to the success of Josquin's mass of the same name, as the cantus firmus is not a genuine soggetto cavato of the Duke's name.

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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