Nov 26, The Eton Choirbook, one of only three such books (along with the Lambeth Choirbook and the Caius Choirbook to survive from. The Eton choirbook (Eton College MS. ), the leading source of late fifteenth- century English music, is a splendid production with fine illuminated initial letters . The Eton Choirbook and its Legacy of Sacred Music. In May , the Genesis Foundation continued its commission and mentoring programme featuring a.
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Ave lux totius mundi Browne, John John Browne 5 missing About one third are now missing or seriously incomplete.
Music from the Eton Choirbook
Magnificat Brygeman, William William Brygeman 5 missing For press coverage of the Eton Choirbook concert, click here. Spirituality Religious Provision Assemblies Chapel. Sygar, John John Sygar. It supplied music for the Salve ceremony, a ritual of prayer and singing before the statue of the Blessed Virgin that was performed at sunset in towns and cities across Catholic Christendom.
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Davy, Richard Richard Davy. The chapel choir would have stood around the book to sing from its music. Indeed it is noticeable that neither the Eton choirbook nor the minor sources contain Continental music, thus ignoring completely such men as OckeghemObrecht and Josquin.
Eotn it perished, along with so many other less fortunate pre-Reformation music manuscripts, our knowledge of a critical moment in the history of English music would have been immensely diminished.
Contents of the Eton Choirbook sorted initially by the order in which they appear in the collection.
Admittedly the policy of letting the music speak largely for itself has some justification, yet so much more remains to be eked out of pieces of the majesty of John Browne’s Stabat mater and Robert Wilkinson’s breathtaking nine-part Salve regina.
Edward Hygons is ehon to possibly be responsible for the existence of this book, as well as the Lambeth Choirbook and the Caius Choirbook.
The Eton Choirbook
This page was last edited on 7 Augustat The leaves contain fragments of the Gloria and Credo of a six-part Mass which seems to be based on the ‘Veni creator’ melody or the identical ‘Salvator mundi’ transposed down a second. The Salve ceremony chooirbook relatively simple worship to which increasingly sophisticated music was dedicated; as such it accommodated both lay and clerical participants, rich and poor, active and passive engagement.
Ever since it was first copied for use in the college chapel in the early s, the choirbook has been continuously in the possession of Eton College. Retrieved from ” https: The ten leaves which constitute Bodleian Library MS.
O Regina caelestis gloriae II. A list of the original contents appears in two substantially identical indexes. Contents Contents of the Eton Choirbook sorted initially by the order in which they appear in the collection.
The only remaining vestige of St. One of the most iconic of music manuscripts, the Eton Choirbook is of unique importance, both in its own right as a cultural artefact and as a source of English choral polyphony composed during the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.
Music from the Eton Choirbook Salve regina.
HOASM: The Eton Choirbook
The second phase uses such imitation, as well as a cantus firmusin which one part sings a pre-existing melody often lifted from liturgical plainchant or a secular tune and the other parts sing in polyphony around it.
In the third phase, the use of cantus firmus techniques disappear and imitation across the parts becomes more frequent. Quid cantemus innocentes Fayrfax, Robert Robert Fayrfax 5 missing Arundel College, the most likely provenance of the Lambeth choirbook, was dissolved in th mids; most of the college buildings were demolished, and the choirbook left Arundel. Browne, John John Browne. One of the most iconic music manuscripts, the Eton Choirbook is of unique importance, both in its own right as a cultural artefact and as a source of English choral polyphony composed during the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.
But what glorious music it is, and how richly it deserves to be performed more often by those few specialists who can meet its challenges. But how dearly this awesome music demands something even better.
Fayrfax, Robert Robert Fayrfax. Other composers as BaldwynJohn Dunstable and Mychelson also appear in the index, but their works were lost.
Gaude rosa sine spina. The existence of some broad parallelism between the stylistic developments of Continental and English music after Dunstableparticularly in the adoption of the harmonic bass part and in greater complexity of rhythm and phrase structure, suggests that there was some cross-Channel exchanging coirbook ideas until about or even a little later; such men as John Plummer d.
The index tells us that his piece had a range of twenty-one notes, three octaves minus a note, much wider than any of Dunstable’s known works or than other music from the first half of the fifteenth century. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nesbett, John John Nesbett. What was the Choirbook for? In the body of the manuscript the antiphons are grouped according to the number of voices used: This form of dissonance became a distinctive feature of Tudor polyphony.
The final phase represented in the choirbook includes music by William Cornysh and Robert Fayrfaxcomposed around The manuscript is also a work of consummate artistry, copied by an experienced scribe on large vellum leaves, and illuminated by a professional limner.
Stabat mater dolorosa II. Hampton, John John Hampton. In honore summae Matris. Horwud, William William Horwud.