Recently, biographers of Josquin des Prez have been playing a game something akin to “Where’s Waldo?” In this case, it is “Who’s Josquin?” Thirty years ago. For other Ave Maria settings by Josquin, see the disambiguation page. Description: This 4-part Ave Maria of Josquin des Prez was extremely. There are 3 different works beginning Ave Maria by Josquin des Prez, the best known being: Ave Maria Virgo serena a 4, the basis for.

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Ave Maria … Virgo serena, a 6 (Josquin des Prez)

Hail, true virginity, Immaculate chastity, Whose Purification Was our cleansing. This page was last edited on 7 Mayat Streams Videos All Posts. The final lines are sung in homophony, as if the fesprez, once separate voices have aligned under the grace of God.

Retrieved 28 January Compositions by Josquin des Prez Renaissance music Motets. Ave cujus nativitas, nostra fuit solemnitas, ut lucifer lux oriens verum solem preveniens.

Christmas with the Tallis Scholars. The piece rose to extreme popularity in the 16th century, even appearing at the head of the first volume of motets ever printed.


The opening section declaims the four phrases of text, in order. This page was last mwria on 2 Augustat The opening section summarizes the first four lines of text in a simple structure. Each phrase corresponds to a line of text, cleverly exposed through points of imitation.

Ave Maria, Gratia plena, Dominus tecum, Virgo serena. Gregorian Chant to Beethoven.

Ave Maria (Josquin des Prez)

The lines are punctuated by structural cadences, presenting the text in a temporary repose. Ave, praeclara omnibus Angelicis virtutibus, Cuius fuit Assumptio Nostra fuit glorificatio.

La Voce del Violino. While the phrases are identical in length, the counterpoint’s turbidity increases, climaxing where all four voices sing together. Hail, thou whose Conception, Full of great joy, Desprfz heaven and earth With new gladness.

Twentieth century theorists use the term “syntactic imitation” to describe the nosquin musical structure of High Renaissance vocal pieces. Masters of European Music. Privacy policy About ChoralWiki Disclaimers. Ave vera virginitas, immaculata castitas, cuius purificatio nostra fuit purgatio.

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It is Josquin’s earliest dateable work. Giffen editions Gordon J. Ave pia humilitas, sine viro fecunditas, cuius annunciatio nostra fuit salvatio.


The theme of syntactic imitation is exemplified by each strophe in the poem, comparable and balanced in length with the others. The physical unity of musical sound, embodying the spiritual unity of prayer, combined with the reflective comfort of slow-moving and untroubled consonance, completes the act of worship which has been the rhetorical goal of the text. Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum, Virgo serena.

Music from His Time. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request avee. Structural articulations often resolve on cadences, where voices arrive on perfect intervals.

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Songs from the Time of Albertus Dseprez. Other Ave…serena texts have been set by Mouton and Regis. Missa De Beata Virgine. Following this moment comes “coelestia, terrestria