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The Gyffard Partbooks II

Mateer, David, ed. The Gyffard Partbooks II. By . London, Stainer & Bell (2009).

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This volume, the second of two devoted to the 16th-century 'Gyffard' partbooks, typifies the collection as a whole in the wide variety of liturgical types and compositional procedures on display. There are Jesus Mass propers built on plainsong cantus firmi, Mass ordinaries based on 'squares', Magnificat settings freely composed or using the canticle tone or its faburden, antiphons in honour of Jesus and the Virgin Mary, the setting of a tract (virtually unprecedented in the history of English polyphony), prayers, and even office responds masquerading as votive antiphons. The composers include Alcock, Bramston, Hoskins, Johnson, Knyght, Mundy, Sheppard, Henry? Stoning, Tallis, Whytbroke, Van Wilder, Wright and Anon.

Item Type: Scholarly Edition
Copyright Holders: 2009 Stainer & Bell, 2009 David Mateer
ISBN: 0-85249-910-8, 978-0-85249-910-8
Extra Information: Transcribed and edited by David Mateer
Keywords: Church music; pre-Reformation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 27453
Depositing User: David Mateer
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2011 11:45
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 13:26
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