Josquin Des Prez
(Masses Sing, the tongue of mystery)
|Playing Time||Kyrie 3 minutes, Gloria 5 minutes|
|Parts||4 parts (CT,T,B,B)|
The greatest masterpiece in his masses.
The cantus filmus part is taken from hymn Pange Lingua and
each part imitates the phrase with paraphrasing technique.
This is named ``through imitation'' which is established in
Flemish school period.
Glareanus who is a musicologist in 16 century, said that this masterpiece is ``Ars perfecta'' (art of perfection) and the music can not be taken off or put in any notes. (Miyauchi)
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|CD Recommendation||Tallis Scholars (Gimell)|