One of the great masterpieces of medieval music and of all religious music, it is the earliest complete setting of the ordinary of the mass attributable to a single composer. From modernist allegiances to the postmodern hinterland. Sans cuer dolens click here to search for this composer on cpdl publications external links. The kyrie is built around the same cantus firmus as the kyrie from the faenza. Machaut helped develop the motet and secular song forms particularly the lai and the formes fixes. The third statement of c is extended, a common procedure that creates a complete structure of a a a b b b c c c. The following description comes from the website of the boston camerata. Here, this mass is candidly assessed without the knowledgeenriched air of a regular music essay. All naxos 4 s scores 4 a arrangements and transcriptions 10 chanson balladee.
Licensed to youtube by merlin idol distribution on behalf of alpha. Music for the mass in fourteenthcentury france machaut s mass is well known as the first polyphonic setting of the ordinary of the mass by a. He is regarded by many musicologists as the greatest and most important composer of the 14th century. The messe of nostre dame mass of our lady is a polyphonic mass. Terms in this set 6 rhythmtriple meterslow tempoall voices. Widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of medieval music and of all religious music, it is historically notable as the earliest complete setting of the ordinary of the mass attributable to a. A passing reference to marcel peres gives us a clue. It holds its own with all other available recordings. Ky ri e 23 23 8 2 3 8 2 3 28 chri chri chri chri christe ste ste ste ste. We would like to show you a description here but the site wont allow us. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at.
A guide to research, garland composer resource manuals, 36. Machaut sets each of these four melodic units a b c and c only once. Kyrie eleison lord have mercy the chant melody for the two kyrie sections are often related, but not here, so the overall melodic form is a b c. However, the modes used are quite similar to more modern scales, and barring unusual sounding cadences, parallel fifths and the like in some sections i. Listeners truly interested in machaut and this seminal masterwork really should know this recording, whether or not they like it. His surname most likely derives from the nearby town of machault, 30 km northeast of reims in theardennes region. Machaut s mass was certainly a landmark in musical history, but this mass is far from being avantgarde merely for the sake of uniquity, it is considered to be one of the most advanced examples of choral polyphony in the history of music. The following pages are in this category, out of total. Pdf interpretive problems regarding stylistic, modal and.590 717 503 1432 1308 1238 700 1668 1687 1441 787 1322 1394 776 1678 508 221 1182 378 1173 58 1507 788 283 857 241 1251 590 822 726 1436 1147 698 1053 1484 1142 1446 645 257 405 328 1283 244 691 1059 408