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Documentary concert – Missa Ave maris stella

Josquin des Prez (ca. 1450/55-1521)

The mass has been passed down, in full or in part, in twenty sources: seven prints and thirteen manuscripts. The most important sources are the Missarum Josquin liber secundus (Ottaviano Petrucci, Venice, 1505); B-Br Ms. 9126, fol. 1v-13r (Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels) and D-Ju Ms. 3, fol. 29v-43r (Universitätsbibliothek, Jena). The numbering in New Josquin Edition is 3.1.

The cantus firmus of the Missa Ave maris stella is the Gregorian chant of the same name. The mass is in four parts.

This is a production of Alamire Foundation in collaboration with AMUZ.


Cappella Pratensis, with the cooperation of Eric Jas & Stratton Bull

Stratton Bull superius & artistic direction | Tim Braithwaite, superius | Lior Leibovici, altus | Korneel Van Neste, altus | Pieter De Moor, tenor | Julian Podger, tenor | Grantley McDonald, bassus | Marc Busnel, bassus

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