Missa Ad Fugam (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2017-04-05)   CPDL #43904:   
Editor: Brian Emig (submitted 2017-04-05).   Score information: Letter, 30 pages, 317 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Key of A, 4/4 time

General Information

Title: Missa Ad Fugam
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB 5 voices in Agnus Dei II: SAATB
Genre: SacredMass

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1567 in Missarum liber secundus.

Description: This is a canonic mass throughout. The four part sections are made of only two voices, the 3 part sections of only one voice, and the other two voices derive by means of a canon. In the 4 part sections (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Osanna, Agnus Dei I) the alto is followed by the soprano a fourth higher a semibrevis (in the Osanna a brevis) apart, whereas the tenor follows the bass also a fourth higher and a semibrevis (in the Osanna a brevis) apart. In the 3 part sections (Pleni and Benedictus) all the three voices are in canon. In the Pleni the tenor follows the Bass a fourth higher and a semibrevis apart, the alto follows the tenor a fifth higher and a brevis apart. The final Agnus Dei II is for 5 voices, it also has two canons, the tenor follows the bass a fourth higher and a semibrevis apart, whereas the two altos and the soprano also sing a canon, the alto I starts, this is followed by the alto II in unison six semibreves apart, the soprano follows the alto II in the usual pattern, a fourth higher and a semibrevis apart.

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Original text and translations

For information, refer to the Mass page. For texts and translations, see the individual pages:

KyrieGloriaCredoSanctus & BenedictusAgnus Dei