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

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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. This work has been recorded by the early music group Zephyrus on their CD Angelus.

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Editor: Charles H. Giffen (added 2005-04-19).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 339 kbytes   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Original note values, musica ficta clearly marked. Latin text included.

General Information

Title: Ave Maria
Composer: Josquin Des Prez

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SATB.ST
Genre: Sacred, Motets
Language: Latin
Instruments: none, a cappella


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Text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ave Maria.