Missa pro defunctis (Antoine Brumel)

From ChoralWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Music files

L E G E N D Disclaimer How to download
ICON SOURCE
Icon_pdf.gif Pdf
Icon_snd.gif Midi
File details.gif File details
Question.gif Help

Complete work

  • CPDL #21644:     
Editor: Tim Risher (submitted 2010-05-21).   Score information: Letter, 23 pages, 756 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:

Individual movements

Introitus

  • CPDL #21582:   
Editor: Tim Risher (submitted 2010-05-07).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 165 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note values are halved. Suggested accidentals are above notes.

Kyrie

  • CPDL #21583:   
Editor: Tim Risher (submitted 2010-05-07).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 108 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key, note values are halved.

Sequentia

  • CPDL #21584:   
Editor: Tim Risher (submitted 2010-05-07).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 218 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note values are halved. Brumel used the same music for several verses; and I would think they are to be played in sequential order, therefore, that calls for a lot of jumping around in the score!

Sanctus

  • CPDL #21585:   
Editor: Tim Risher (submitted 2010-05-07).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note values are halved.

Agnus Dei

  • CPDL #21586:   
Editor: Tim Risher (submitted 2010-05-07).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note values are halved. I have written out the repeat of the first Agnus.

Communio

  • CPDL #21587:   
Editor: Tim Risher (submitted 2010-05-07).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 107 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note values are halved, but I changed the "cut time" time signature to "C", as the values were already quite short in this movement. I decided, however, to halve them, as I thought it would look odd in contrast to the other movements. This movement is also written at a higher pitch level than the previous movements, perhaps Brumel was employing a bit of word painting!

General Information

Title: Missa Pro Defunctis
Composer: Antoine Brumel

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SacredRequiem

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First

Description: The Missa pro defunctis first appeared in a collection of masses released by Andreas de Antiquis in 1519. It must have achieved a certain amount of fame, as it appeared again in another collection, put together by Giacomo Junta in 1522.

Brumel's Missa pro defunctis for four voices, a late work, is notable for being the first Requiem to include a polyphonic setting of the Dies Iræ. Each movement is apparently based on a plainchant, but not all can be identified today. The unknown chants are in the Christe, Sanctus and Agnus Dei; the others can be found in the Liber Usualis.

External websites:

Original text and translations

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

IntroitusKyrieTractusSequentiaOffertoriumSanctus & BenedictusAgnus DeiCommunio