Missa Ave maris stella (Josquin des Prez)

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Editor: Alastair Carey (submitted 2021-07-29).   Score information: A4, 56 pages, 6.28 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A complete re-engraving of older edition #06734. Edition includes Josquin's motet on which the themes of the mass are based. Source is in high chiavette; transposed down for modern ATTB. Please contact the editor for transpositions to other keys. Edition includes source list, plates, plainsong intonations, and critical commentary as footnotes.

Complete mass

  • (Posted 2004-02-20)  CPDL #06734:  File details.gif 
Editor: Alastair Carey (submitted 2004-02-20).   Score information: A4, 38 pages, 828 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. 6 movements available separately below. Previously hosted on external site. Uploaded to CPDL server 2008-05-24.

Individual movements

1. Kyrie

  • (Posted 2004-02-20)  CPDL #06728:  File details.gif 
Editor: Alastair Carey (submitted 2004-02-20).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 118 kB   Copyright: Personal

2. Gloria

  • (Posted 2004-02-20)  CPDL #06729:  File details.gif 
Editor: Alastair Carey (submitted 2004-02-20).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 157 kB   Copyright: Personal

3. Credo

  • (Posted 2004-02-20)  CPDL #06730:  File details.gif 
Editor: Alastair Carey (submitted 2004-02-20).   Score information: Letter, 11 pages, 206 kB   Copyright: Personal

4. Sanctus

  • (Posted 2004-02-20)  CPDL #06731:  File details.gif 
Editor: Alastair Carey (submitted 2004-02-20).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 151 kB   Copyright: Personal

5. Benedictus

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Editor: Alastair Carey (submitted 2004-02-20).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 65 kB   Copyright: Personal

6. Agnus Dei

  • (Posted 2004-02-20)  CPDL #06733:  File details.gif 
Editor: Alastair Carey (submitted 2004-02-20).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 130 kB   Copyright: Personal

General Information

Title: Missa Ave maris stella
Composer: Josquin des Prez

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1505 in Missarum Josquin liber secundus, no. 1
Description: Paraphrase mass on the hymn for Marian feasts Ave maris stella

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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