Missarum liber primus (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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General information

Title: Missarum liber primus

Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Publication date and place: 1554 in Rome by Valerio and Aloysio Dorico.

Known editions: reprinted in 1572 (Rome: heirs of Aloysio Dorico), 1581 (Brescia: Tomaso Bozzola), 1591 (Rome: Alessandro Gardano), & 1596 (Venice: Angelo Gardano)

Description: Palestrina's first book of masses with four for four voices and one for five voices. The 1591 reprint added two more, for five and six voices.

Facsimile: Bavarian State Library

List of works

Quatuor vocibus

1. Missa Ecce sacerdos magnus (tenor mass)
2. Missa O Regem celi (parody of Andreas De Silva's motet)
3. Missa Virtute magna (parody of Mathieu Lasson's motet)
4. Missa Gabriel archangelus (parody of Philippe Verdelot's motet)

Quinque vocibus

5. Missa Ad coenam Agni providi (paraphrase)

Added to 1591 print:

6. Missa sine nomine a 6/Beata Dei genetrix 6vv (parody of anon.)
7. Missa pro defunctis 5vv. (paraphrase)

Works at CPDL

Title Year Composer Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
Missa Ad coenam Agni providi 1554 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Sacred Masses 5

6

SAATB

SAATBB

Missa Ecce sacerdos magnus 1554 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Sacred Masses 4 SATB,ATTB
Missa Gabriel archangelus 1554 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Sacred Masses 4

6

SATB

SAATTB

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