Ave Maria … Virgo serena, a 6 (Josquin des Prez)
- Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2005-04-19). Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 339 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Original note values, musica ficta clearly marked. Latin text included. Revised & corrected edition uploaded 2009-10-16.
Title: Ave Maria … Virgo serena
Composer: Josquin des Prez
Description: The 4-part Ave Maria of Josquin des Prez was so popular in the sixteenth century that an anonymous composer, probably working after Josquin's death, circulated a version with two new added voices. It has been suggested that the composer of these added parts might have been the Austrian composer Ludwig Daser (ca. 1525-1589) who is known to have composed a parody Mass on the Josquin Ave Maria a 4. This work has been recorded by the early music group Zephyrus on their CD Angelus. See also the 6 part parody by Ludwig Senfl.
Text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Ave Maria … Virgo serena (Josquin des Prez).