Ave Maria … Virgo serena, a 6 (Josquin des Prez)

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  • (Posted 2005-04-19)  CPDL #10798:     
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2005-04-19).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 339 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original note values, musica ficta clearly marked. Latin text included. Revised & corrected edition uploaded 2009-10-16.

General Information

Title: Ave Maria … Virgo serena
Composer: Josquin des Prez

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: The 4-part Ave Maria of Josquin des Prez was so popular in the sixteenth century that an anonymous composer, probably working after Josquin's death, circulated a version with two new added voices. It has been suggested that the composer of these added parts might have been the Austrian composer Ludwig Daser (ca. 1525-1589) who is known to have composed a parody Mass on the Josquin Ave Maria a 4. This work has been recorded by the early music group Zephyrus on their CD Angelus. See also the 6 part parody by Ludwig Senfl.

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Text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ave Maria … Virgo serena (Josquin des Prez).