Kyrie I (Nicolas Merques)

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  • CPDL #24916:      (XML)
Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2011-11-11).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 107 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML file is zipped. Original note values, no barlines.

General Information

Title: Kyrie I
Composer: Nicolas Merques

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STT
Genre: SacredMass

Language: Greek
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: Transcribed from the Trent manuscript tr92. The notes’ values, the accidentals and the colourings are as in the manuscript, the coloured notes under a square slur are in “proportio sesquialtera” (3 vs. 2). The time signature is missing in all the voices, the “tempus perfectum” has been assumed from the context and the perfect breves are dotted. In the “faulx bourdon” sections the Contra is derived from the Superius a fourth below. The repetition signs mean that this Kyrie is completely polyphonic, i.e. without the alternation with the Gregorian song. The notes' values within the "ligaturæ" are as follows: the left upstemmed notes are semibreves - the unstemmed notes are breves. The “musica ficta” suggestions are in the MIDI and the MusicXML files.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Kyrie.