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Anonymous

Missa Quam pulchra es (Toledo Cathedral Códice 33, 1543) SSATB

Transcribed & Edited by Jorge Martín

© Copyright 2014 Jorge Martín. All rights reserved. 2nd Edition. ISMN 979-0-801290-13-7


Legenda Symbol

Example

Meaning

Ligature

Coloration (the shape marks the beginning and the end)

[Text]

Text repetition indicated in source (ij or symbol). (The brackets mark the beginning and the end of the repetition)

(Text)

Text repetition not indicated in source (added by editor)

Passage reconstructed by editor, partially or completely lost in the source because of ink corrosion.

Passage changed or added by editor due to mistakes in the source made by the copyist or printer.

+

Note transcribed exactly as found in the source, considered as an exception to the rule and not a mistake (=sic)

Cautionary diesis indicated in source (B or E natural)

Canon beginning or end in dux (signum congruentiae) Equivalence is always for both binary and ternary meters. Otherwise it is indicated Unless indicated, the transcription is in original pitch.

The Missa Quam pulchra es was copied in the Toledo Cathedral Cantoral polifĂłnico 13 (1543, with some later additions). According to Stevenson, this anonymous five voice Mass (SSATB) is “not Berchem, Clemens nor Gombert, but a Mass of their generationâ€?. This Mass was probably composed to be performed exclusively by adults, as the pitch is very low for the five voices: the Tiple I (Soprano 1) reaches a low F3 in the Credo (lower than the bass note on that bar). An enigmatic canon can be read in the Agnus Dei: Sicut tenebrae eius ita et lumen eius. This means that the black notes must be read as if they were white, and vice versa. As a consequence, the white notes must be read as semibreve tuplets, giving the mass a polyrhythmic ending. The original text underlay has been respected, though sometimes two syllables are indicated for one single note. This is marked with an asterisk (*). In the Et incarnatus est of the Credo another text underlay is suggested in italics.


Missa Quam pulchra es: Kyrie Anonymous Transcribed & Edited by Jorge Martín

Source: E-Tc 33, 1v-4r

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Tiple 2

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[Tiple 1]

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© Copyright 2014 Jorge Martín. All rights reserved. 2nd Edition. ISMN 979-0-801290-13-7

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[Tenor]

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