The Oxford Book of Upper-Voice Polyphony
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ISBN:  9780193534858
Category:  Choir
Editor/Arranger:  Keane, Mark
Publisher:  Oxford University Press (OUP)
Forces:  Upper voices unaccompanied
Pages:  232
Publication Year:  2021

The Oxford Book of Upper-Voice Polyphony

A collection of sixteenth-century motets in two to six parts

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The Oxford Book of Upper-Voice Polyphony is a collection of carefully curated and edited Renaissance works.

  • 43 European motets from the sixteenth century
  • For unaccompanied upper voices in two to six parts, with the exception of two double choruses
  • Comprises well-known favourites, lesser-known items, and pieces published for the first time in modern notation
  • New editions prepared from original sources
  • Playable piano reductions for rehearsal purposes, where needed
  • Sacred texts in Latin, with non-singing English translations provided
  • Repertoire covering the church year, including all major feasts
  • Includes detailed commentary for each piece, with historical background and source information

Contents

Magi videntes stellam, Agazzari
Ave Maria, Certon
Ex ore infantium, Cifra
Ego flos campi, Clemens non Papa
Audi Israel, Cristo
Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes, Cristo
Princeps gloriosissime, Cristo
Sicut lilium inter spinas, Este
Quam pulchra es, Gombert
Sancta et immaculata virginitas, Guerrero
Ante luciferum genitus, Handl
Haec est dies, Handl
O beata Trinitas, Handl
O sacrum convivium, Handl
Estote fortes in bello, Ingegneri
Alma Redemptoris Mater, Josquin des Prez
Adoramus te, Christe (a 3), Lassus
Adoramus te, Christe (a 5), Lassus
Agimus tibi gratias, Lassus
In pace in idipsum dormiam, Lassus
Justus cor suum tradet, Lassus
Oculus non vidit, Lassus
Cum pervenisset beatus Andreas, Massaino
Surge, propera, amica mea, Massaino
Dum illucescente, Merulo
Jubilate Deo, Merulo
Ave Maria, Monteverdi
Lauda Sion, Monteverdi
O Domine Jesu Christe, Monteverdi
O magnum mysterium, Morales
Regina caeli, Morales
Alma Redemptoris Mater, Palestrina
Confitemini Domino, Palestrina
Jesu, Rex admirabilis, Palestrina
Pueri Hebraeorum, Palestrina
Magnificat, Sheppard
Audivi vocem de caelo, Taverner
Duo Seraphim, Victoria
Judas mercator pessimus, Victoria
O Regem caeli, Victoria
O Sacrum convivium, Victoria
O vos omnes, Victoria
Tenebrae factae sunt, Victoria

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