Parody masses on Josquin’s Motets from the Court of Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria, edited by Stephanie P. Schlagel.
A-R Editions Inc, Recent Researches of the Renaissance, 164, 2016.
xx, 11 plates + 313pp. $275
There is no need to say much about the music, since the 20 page introduction gives a thorough account of the background. The plates are unnecessarily large; by all means print one page full size to give a proper impression of the original, but the remainder could be placed side by side two to a page simply by reducing them slightly.
The volumes contents are:
|Daser||Missa Ave Maria||G2, C1, C3, C3, F3, F3 (i. e., chiavette)|
|Daser||Missa Preter rerum seriem||C1, C3, C4, C4, F4, F4|
|Le Maistre||Missa Preter rerum seriem||C1, C3, C4, C4, F4, F4|
|Daser||Missa Qui habitat…||C1, C3, C4, F4|
The models for these are printed at the end of the volume:
|Josquin||Ave Maria… virgo serena||G2, C3, C3, F4|
|Senfl||Ave Maria… virgo serena||G2, C1, C3, C4, F4|
|Josquin||Preter rerum seriem||C1, C3, C3, C4, F4, F4|
|Josquin||Qui habitat in ajutorio…||C2, C4, C4, F4|
The scholarship is excellent. I’m not certain of all the accidentals; for instance, on p. 147, bars 111-112 have options for naturals or sharps and on p. 301 bars 123-7 only editorial e-flats. On p. 76-7 there are no e-flats, but the editorial e-flats in bars 56-8 are not obviously required. On p. 300, bar 112 ( |cD#c| ) could well have been sung #cD#c. The layout is spacious, and as a result, buying a set of single copies for performance could cost you $1650!