The mass has been passed down, in full or in part, in 37 sources: fifteen prints and 22 manuscripts. The most important of these are the Liber primus missarum Josquin (Ottaviano Petrucci, Venice, 1502); Liber quindecim Missarum, a praestantissimis Musicis compositarum […] (Johann Petreius, Nuremberg, 1539); V-CVbav Ms. Capp. Sist. 197, fol. 1v-12r (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vatican City). The numbering in New Josquin Edition is 6.3.
The cantus firmus of the Missa L’homme armé super voces musicales is based on the monophonic French song L’homme armé. The mass is in four parts.
This is a production of Alamire Foundation in collaboration with AMUZ.
Huelgas Ensemble, with the cooperation of Jesse Rodin & Paul Van Nevel
Paul Van Nevel, artistic direction | Maria Valdmaa, cantus | Dorothea Jakob, cantus | Sabine Lutzenberger, cantus | Helen Cassano, cantus | Paul Bentley-Angell, tenor | Vojtěch Semerád, tenor | Olivier Coiffet, tenor | Adriaan De Koster, tenor | Matthew Vine, tenor | Tom Phillips, tenor | Tim Scott Whiteley, bassus | Guillaume Olry, bassus