By Dennis Shrock
Choral Repertoire is the definitive and entire one-volume presentation of the canon of the Western choral culture. Designed for working towards conductors and administrators, scholars and lecturers of choral track, beginner singers, students, and vocal fans, it truly is an account of the entire choral output of the main major composers of this style all through historical past. equipped by means of period (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern), Choral Repertoire covers basic features of every ancient period; developments and kinds special to varied international locations; biographical sketches of over 500 composers; and function annotations of greater than 5,000 person works. This booklet can be a vital advisor to programming, a reference software for software notes and different examine, and, most significantly, a key source for conductors, teachers, students, and scholars of choral tune.
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He was an organist at the nearby church of Ste Waudru beginning in 1419, and sometime in the 1420s he joined the Burgundian court, remaining there for approximately three decades. From 1452 until his death he served as provost of the church of St Vincent in Soignies. He was held in high esteem during the early years of the Renaissance—his compositions were copied in more than ﬁfty manuscripts during the latter decades of the ﬁfteenth century, and many of his motets and chansons were parodied by other composers.
For instance, the chant O dulcis amica Dei is added to the ﬁnal Agnus Dei of Missa Ave sanctissima Maria, the L’homme armé melody is incorporated into the texture of Missa Sancta dei genitrix, and the soprano part in the last phrase of Josquin’s motet Ave Maria . . virgo serena is quoted in Missa de septem doloribus. Two masses— Missa O salutaris hostia and Missa Ave sanctissima Maria—are completely canonic, and two masses—Missa Cum iocunditate and Missa Sancta dei genitrix—feature ostinatos. Canons and ostinatos are also prominent features of the motets and chansons.
Virgo serena is quoted in Missa de septem doloribus. Two masses— Missa O salutaris hostia and Missa Ave sanctissima Maria—are completely canonic, and two masses—Missa Cum iocunditate and Missa Sancta dei genitrix—feature ostinatos. Canons and ostinatos are also prominent features of the motets and chansons. For example, the chanson En espoir vis and the motets Ave sanctissima Maria, Da pacem Domine, and the ﬁrst of the Salve regina settings are completely canonic; Cent mille regretz and Fors seulement are partially so.
Choral Repertoire by Dennis Shrock