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This is such a beautiful work and it thrives on simplicity and the effortless flow between the different sections. One of my favorite parts about this song is the utilization of pairing between the top two voices and the bottom two voices. Josquin des Prez created brief homophonic textures with the top two voices and then imitated them with the bottom two voices.
It is essentially a marriage of both textures of imitative polyphony and homophony. They are performing at the St. It is quite a beautiful performance. You are commenting using your WordPress.
But what makes the motet a true masterpiece is that Josquin seems to have infused his very self into every moment. Salutation — The well-known Ave Maria Gregorian melody is the basis for the opening. Strict four-part imitation at the unison and octave form the first phrase, becoming freely composed after that. Cadences overlap, a typical Josquin device.
V irgo serena pierces through the texture with a notable tenor leap of an octave. The solemn joy solemni plena gaudio begins homophonically with tenor in the upper part of its range.
Quickly the texture fills with ascending melodies and a polyphony of text highlighted by joyous, dotted rhythms. Nativity — Paired voices with ranges somewhat lowered, moving to four-part imitation as the daystar light from the East ut lucifer lux oriens explodes in a fullness like the sunrise.
Annunciation — This verse begins without an overlap from the previous, with a simple two-voice duet. Purification — Triple meter sets this verse uniquely apart from the others.
The homophonic texture is reserved for moments of great solemnity, in this case the virginity of the Blessed Mother. Cite Icon Cite. You do not currently have access to this content.
Sign in. Client Account. You could not be signed in. Sign In Reset password. Sign in via your Institution Sign in via your Institution. Citing articles via Google Scholar. The Other Missa Prolationum.Jul 25, · Ave Maria, Virgo serena è un mottetto composto da Josquin des Prez. È considerato il mottetto più famoso di Josquin e uno dei pezzi più famosi del XV secolo. La sua popolarità è poi aumentata nel XVI secolo. Il suo rivoluzionario stile aperto, che caratterizza il primo contrappunto imitativo, lo rende una delle composizioni.