Josquin Des Prez. Miserere mei deus (Psalm 51), motet for 5 parts. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. Miserere mei, Deus. composer. Josquin des Prez (c/). 5vv; probably composed for use during Holy Week in at the court of Ferrara. author of. Josquin: Miserere mei Deus. The Miserere, by Josquin des Prez, is a motet setting of Psalm 51 (Psalm 50 in the Septuagint numbering) for five.

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Josquin des Prez: Miserere mei Deus

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The Miserere, by Josquin des Prez, is a motet setting of Psalm 51 Psalm 50 in the Septuagint numbering for five voices.

One may compare, for instance, the openings of the second and third parts of the motet: Sexy Trippy All Moods.

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In keeping with Savonarola’s dislike of polyphony and musical display, the Miserere is written in a spare, austere style, much different from the contrapuntal complexity, virtuosity, and ornamentation of josqukn such as the five-part motet Virgo salutiferiwhich was probably written around the same time.

Find out more about our use of this data. About a dozen letters between the two survive: During the s, the Duke of Ferrara, Ercole I d’Este, kept in close contact with Savonarola, who was also from Ferrara, and supported him in his efforts deux reform the Roman Catholic Church. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Miserere mei Deus – Sacred Motets.

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Sacred Songs of France, Vol. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. During the first section it begins on high E and then works its way down an entire octave; in the second it reverses the process but with note values half as long ; and in the third it reverts to the longer notes, but descends only from E to A.

Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. The intervening verses display a variety of textures, often the paired duets so characteristic of Josquin’s mature writing. Somewhat unusually, the statements of this ostinato theme are divided by varying numbers of rests: If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia.

Miserere mei Deus (Josquin des Prez)

Intelligibility of sung text was not always a high priority for composers of the period, and this lack of intelligibility was a specific criticism Savonarola made of polyphonic music. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Missa “La sol fa re mi”; Motets. The great Josquin Desprez betrayed knowledge of this meditation, writing for Duke Ercole I of Ferrarra another friend of Savonarola the first full-length polyphonic setting of this penitential Psalm.

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Views Read Edit View history. About a dozen letters between the two survive: Music from His Time. And rather than maintaining the same pitch level for the cantus firmus, the litany-like ostinato begins on the pitch “e” and walks kiserere down the scale.

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August Total duration: Over the course of the twenty-three verses, the ostinato descends, then ascends again, and commits a final descent. Due to the extreme length of the setting it might seem inappropriate for the liturgy, but the focus on Holy Week at Ferrara was well known, and in any case there are numerous spaces in the liturgy for extended meditations of the most austere kind, which this motet certainly is. Savonarola’s impassioned meditation on sin and repentance, Infelix ego, composed in prison after his torture, and published in Ferrara in mid shortly after his death, was the probable model for Josquin’s setting.


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Even after Savonarola’s arrest, Duke Ercole attempted to have him freed, but his last letter to the church authorities in Florence, in Aprilwent unanswered. This entry is from Wikipediathe user-contributed encyclopedia. Streams Videos All Posts.

The deathbed meditation on Psalm 50 by the fiery preacher Hieronymus Savonarola historical inventor of the “Bonfire of the Vanities” achieved wide dissemination; among those strongly influenced by his work are Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Martin Luther. Retrieved from ” https: While overall the composition is in the Phrygian modethe harmonized repetitions enforce tonal nosquin.

In the Misererethe opening words of the first verse “Miserere mei, Deus”, sung to a simple repeated-note motif containing only two pitches E and Fserves as the motto. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The site is also available in several languages.