William Pashe

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Alias: William Pasche


Born: ca. 1480

Died: May or June 1525


English church musician and composer, "probably the man who was Fellow of New College, Oxford from 1494 to 1506. [His mass] is based on 'Christus resurgens', a processional antiphon of Easter Day.… He is represented by a Christus resurgens Mass, written on a Sarum chant, two Magnificats, and a motet, Sancta Maria." (Hoasm.org)

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List of works

  • Missa Christus resurgens – Caius Choirbook
  • Sancta Maria mater Dei (by Pashe or Ashewell) - see under Thomas Ashewell



  • Flood, W. H. Grattan. 1925. Early Tudor composers. London: Oxford University Press, 121 pp. William Pashe, pp. 79-82. A transcription of the Sanctus from his Missa Christus resurgens is a two-page plate between pages 80 and 81.

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