Music of the Southern Low Countries; Hapsburg-Burgundian Netherlands

Brussels, MS 215-16
  A Choirbook for the Seven Sorrows. Facsimile
Study: Emily Thelen

[Brussels, Bibliothèque royale]

Brussels, MS 215-16

First page of Pierre de la Rue's Missa quinque vocum de septem doloribus

Brussels, MS 215-16   Brussels Ms 215-16, cover

Seven Swords, Seven Sorrows, Marian Devotional c.1500

Leuven Library of Music in Facsimile, 2. Antwerp, 2019. 32 x 43 cm, 2 vols, 98, 102 pp

Full-size facsimile and study of Brussel MS 215-16, one of only two anthologies with masses, motets and office plainchant that was prepared for actual use at sacred services in the Low Countries, in this case for some chapel in Brussels. It is dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of Mary and has two masses specifically for the chapel. This sumptuous parchment choirbook comes from the workshop of Petrus Alamire and features the music De la Rue, Josquin, Pipelare and anonymous composers. Fols. 45v to 49v transmits 3 plainsong settings (antiphons for first vespers, second vespers and a mass). The present publication offers a full color reproduction of the MS accompanied by a scholarly commentary in Eng/Fla. Hardbound with paper boards that reproduce the original binding.  $133

other volumes from this series
  v.1  Leuven Chansonnier

  v.3  Mechelen Choirbook

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