Missa de Beata Virgine (Josquin des Prez)

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  • (Posted 2018-01-02)  CPDL #48271:       
Editor: Christopher Metz (submitted 2018-01-02).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Manuscript sources: A-Wn Cod. 4809 Han, MSS Capp.Sist.160, Secondary Source: Das Chorwerk, Book 42. ote values halved. Accidentals on stave are original in manuscript sources, accidentals above the stave will be editorial. Text in italics will be editorial. Ligatures indicated by brackets above the notes. Coloration indicated as triplet figures.
  • (Posted 2017-10-31)  CPDL #47146:       
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2017-10-31).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 466 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: New Josquin Edition, 2003. Notation here is at the orginal pitch with time values halved. Text underlay and musica ficta by John Hetland and the Renaissance Street Singers. 5 Apr 2015


  • (Posted 2017-10-31)  CPDL #47148:      Chant-  Polyphony- 
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2017-10-31).   Score information: Letter, 13 pages, 2.29 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: 9 Sep 2015


  • (Posted 2018-01-14)  CPDL #48421:       
Editor: Christopher Metz (submitted 2018-01-14).   Score information: Letter, 16 pages, 104 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note values halved, quartered in Hosanna.Accidentals above stave editorial, accidentals in stave from manuscript source. Edition contains transcription notes. Edition based on primary sources: Jena - Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek - ms. 7, VatS 160, A-Wn Cod. 4809 Han. Secondary source: Friedrich Blume.

Agnus Dei 2

  • (Posted 2017-06-24)  CPDL #45150:        (Finale 2012)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2017-06-24).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 58 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: First published in Bicinia Tomus I (Wittemberg-G.Rhau), 1545 TB

General Information

Title: Missa de Beata Virgine Maria
Composer: Josquin des Prez

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB, Kyrie & Gloria for 4vv SATB
Genre: SacredMass

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1505 in Fragmenta missarum (Ottaviano Petrucci, Venice) – Gloria only, no. 16
    2nd published: 1514 in Missarum Josquin liber tertius (Ottaviano Petrucci, Fossombrone), no. 5
    3rd published: 1516 in Liber quindecim missarum electarum (Andrea Antico, Rome), no. 10, p. 115
    4th published: 1522 in Missarum decem liber primus (Jacopo Giunta, Rome), no. 5
    5th published: 1543 in Il primo libro a due voci (Antonio Gardano, Venice) – 'Agnus Dei' only, no. 61
    6th published: 1545 in Bicinia gallica, latina et germanica 1 (Georg Rhau), Wittenberg – 'Agnus Dei' only, no. 62
    7th published: 1612 in Biciniorum Libri duo (Jacob Apel, Leipzig) – 'Agnus Dei' only, without text, Liber 2, no. 87
    8th published: 1936 in Das Chorwerk, no. 42

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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