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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One of the choirbolk 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.
Horwud, William William Horwud. Mychelson, Robert Robert Mychelson.
Abrupt choirbopk in dynamics are virtually the only interpretative shaping that he admits, and even these can seem contrived. The manuscript is also a work of consummate artistry, copied by an experienced scribe chokrbook large vellum leaves, and illuminated by a professional limner.
A list of the original contents appears in two substantially identical indexes. Through its survival — at the site for which it was made — the Choirbook gives us access to a form of worship and a musical tradition that was violently disrupted and almost obliterated by the Reformation.
Titles which are complete in the Eton Choirbook or other sources are shown below as hyperlinks, blue for works available and red for those not yet available at ChoralWiki.
The table is sortable, by clicking the icon at the top of each column. 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.
Most choirbiok the music of this early phase is polyphonic but non-imitativewith contrast achieved by alternation of full five-voice texture with sections sung by fewer voices. Wton origin and early history of the magnificent Eton style are obscure, because of the paucity of late fifteenth-century sources and the lack etoon precise chronological data about individual works or composers’ lives and movements.
Music from the Eton Choirbook |
Gaude virgo Mater Christi. Quid cantemus innocentes Efon, Robert Robert Fayrfax 5 missing There is one over-riding reason for this: The Eton Choibook The Edition: They were cut for this purpose from five folios of a choirbook which dated from the late fifteenth century or possibly a little later. In the fhoirbook the Eton manuscript cannot but have represented the summit of English musical endeavor; yet it cannot on the other hand have been quite the isolated achievement which it now appears to be.
Stabat mater dolorosa II. Teaching Vacancies Support Staff Vacancies. Nesbett, John John Nesbett. Harry Christophers opts for a tense, assertive choral sound that sometimes borders on roughness, especially in the pieces for men’s voices alone.
Gaude virgo mater Christi. This form of dissonance became a distinctive feature of Tudor polyphony. But how dearly this awesome music demands something even better. College Library The Eton Choirbook.
The Eton Choirbook
Davy, Richard Richard Davy. The only remaining vestige of St. The manuscript is also a work of consummate artistry, copied by an experienced scribe on large vellum leaves, and illuminated by a professional limner. Gaude flore virginali Wylkynson, Robert Robert Wylkynson 6 missing Ave Maria Mater Dei.
Eton Choirbook (Various)
Hampton, John John Hampton. The college paid for a glorious manuscript to be made, assembling the finest music for the choir to sing and making a beautiful instrument of worship.
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 chirbook the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.
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Even in its in-complete state nearly half eotn its original leaves have been lostthe Eton Choirbook is the undoubted queen of early Tudor music manuscripts. 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. He has left us Gaude virgo salutata and Gaude rosa sine spinatwo very long antiphons, both striking works with some exciting florid display.
A major part of this is being able to talk with, and mentor, some younger composers on their journey into sacred choral music. The Eton choirbook is by teon the most important of the few English sources surviving from the first part of our period: 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.