Missa Cantate

Missa Cantate

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for SATTBB John Sheppard was informator choristarum at Magdalen College from 1543-7 and a respected figure of the period, well known for his 'Western Wind' Mass setting. This practical performing edition is based on the single extant manuscript preserved at the Bodleian Library. The beautiful and well-written Missa cantate (Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei) follows the well-established technique of drawing some material, usually the cantus firmus, from a pre-existing work.show more

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  • Sheet music | 62 pages
  • 224 x 298 x 10mm | 258.55g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193870045
  • 9780193870048

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At once intricate and given to the large gesture, Sheppard's mastery of varied texture and pacing is never stronger than in this work, which must be a dream to sing. Matthew Greenall, The Singer, June 08 It is an acquired taste, perhaps, but singers are amply repaid for their efforts to internalise the melodies by the delights of participating in such a richnesss of texture and boldness of expression. The Organ, March 08show more