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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Miserere mei Deus (Josquin des Prez)

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Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. The predominant mode Josquin selects for his motet is the Phrygian, with a plangent half-step e to f in the opening phrase, and in the tenor cantus firmus. The intervening verses display a variety of josqjin, often the paired duets so characteristic of Josquin’s mature writing.

The Renaissance in Music. About a dozen letters between the two survive: 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.

Introspection Late Night Partying. Josquin arranges for the words to be heard by using chordal textures, duets, and by avoiding dense meo and of course after each verse the tenor voice intones alone “Miserere mei, Deus”, as in the Savonarola meditation.

Compositions by Josquin des Prez Renaissance music Motets. Over the course of the twenty-three verses, the ostinato descends, then ascends again, and commits a final descent. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. This page was last edited on 24 Juneat Compositions by Josquin des Prez. Find out more about our use of this data.


Adieu mes amours Ave Maria 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 mmiserere of works such as the five-part motet Virgo salutiferiwhich was probably written around the same time.

Miserere mei Deus (Josquin Desprez)

The Miserereby Josquin des Prezis a motet setting of Psalm 51 Psalm 50 in the Septuagint numbering for five voices. Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae. The site is also available in several languages. 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.

Later in the 16th century, composers who specifically set the deuss of Savonarola, such as Adrian WillaertCipriano de Roreand Nicola Vicentinoall of whom wrote motets on Infelix egoused Josquin’s work as a model. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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August Total duration: Since the entire Psalm is set but without deuz, thus corresponding to its liturgical use in Holy Week, its first performance may well have taken place at the beginning of April Somewhat unusually, the statements of this ostinato theme are divided by varying numbers of rests: Josquin des Prez Miserere. Artists Popular All Recommended. After Savonarola’s execution, Ercole, then in his eighties, probably commissioned his newly hired composer, Josquin, to write him a musical testament, very likely for performance during Holy Week of Read more at Wikipedia.

Music from His Time. All five voices usually join on the interpolated text “Miserere mei” when the ostinato enters. It is an extended prayer to the God against whom he believes he has sinned, based closely on Psalm 51, and unified by a boldface-type repetition of the phrase “Miserere mei, Deus” throughout the text.


The tenor sings the same phrase of two pitches twenty-one times in total. Streams Videos All Posts. Sexy Trippy All Moods.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Josquin’s setting of the Miserere was influential not only as a psalm setting, but as an example of how to approach the text of Infelix ego. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

In addition, the length of the motto theme is halved once it begins its ascent out of the bass, and has its length returned to normal for the final descent from E to A.

This recurs after each of the 19 verses of the psalm. Throughout, the singing is exquisitely controlled: The Organ Tablature from Klagenfurt. At the end of the Maundy Thursday Mass, the altar and sanctuary are stripped of all their decorations, leaving only the bare framework of the table exposed.

The Miserere is one of Josquin’s two “motto” motets, motets in which repetitions of a phrase are the predominant structural feature the other is the five-voice Salve Regina of several years before. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Josquin’s Miserere and the Savonarolan Legacy. And rather than maintaining the same pitch level for the cantus firmus, the litany-like ostinato begins on the pitch “e” and walks slowly down the scale.

Miserere mei, Deus composer. In the Misererethe opening words of the first verse “Miserere mei, Deus”, sung to dus simple repeated-note motif containing only two pitches E and Fserves deuss the motto. The motto theme begins each time on a different pitch, with the recurrences moving stepwise down the scale from E above middle C to the E an octave below, then back up again to the opening E, and then down stepwise to A fifth below, where the piece ends.