Agnus Dei (Benedictus Appenzeller)

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This work has been misattributed.
See notes for details and correct composer below.

Although attributed to Benedictus Ducis in the source, this piece is believed to be by Benedictus Appenzeller. Articles such as Eric Jas's Another Mass by Benedictus Appenzeller cite Dénes Bartha's 1930 PhD dissertation Benedictus Ducis und Appenzeller: ein Beitrag zur Stilgeschichte des 16. Jahrhunderts on the confusion between Ducis and Appenzeller.

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  • (Posted 2011-02-09)  CPDL #23115:       
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2011-02-09).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 115 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Text underlay for the second choir is editorial, since the source supplies none for the retrograde canon.

General Information

Title: Agnus Dei
Composer: Benedictus Appenzeller

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: ATBB.ATBB
Genre: SacredMass fragment

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1540 in Selectissimae necnon familiarissimae cantiones (Salminger), no. 52
    2nd published: 1568 in Cantiones Triginta Selectissimae (Stephani), no. 18
Description: In this setting, the parts for the second choir are in retrograde canon to the parts for the first choir (Altera vox Cancrisat).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Agnus Dei.