Sacred Music from the Cathedral at Trent

Trent, Museo Provinciale d'Arte, Codex 1375 (olim 88)

Edited by Rebecca L. Gerber

Edited by Rebecca L. Gerber

With an Introduction by Rebecca L. Gerber
1,222 pages | xviii, 1222, 6 halftones, 1 table | 9 x 12 | © 2006
Cloth $387.50 ISBN: 9780226288093 Published May 2007

Often called the musical equivalent of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Trent codices have dramatically broadened our understanding of Renaissance music. Much has been written about this collection of fifteenth-century music manuscripts, most of which were discovered in the Cathedral at Trent, but none of the seven codices--generally called Trent 87 through Trent 93--has ever been published in its entirety. Thus Rebecca Gerber’s edition of Trent 88, which took more than a decade to prepare, will be the first to appear. As such, this volume is a landmark in the publication of early music. 

Trent 88 comprises an extensive anthology of 145 compositions tailored to the ceremonial and daily religious services of the period. The international scope of the collection is both impressive and significant: early English, French, German, and Spanish mass cycles appear alongside simple hymns and Magnificats. Music by renowned composers—including Guillaume Du Fay, Johannes Ockeghem, Johannes Cornago, and John Bedingham—is joined here by an even larger repertory of anonymous compositions with great aesthetic and historical value. Edited to accommodate both scholars and performers, and augmented with Gerber’s expert introduction, this volume will significantly deepen existing knowledge of a crucial period in the history of music.

Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Illustrations from Trent 88 follow p. xi.

Part One: Introduction

I The Origins of Trent 88

II Paleographical Description of the Manuscript
Gathering Structure, Watermarks, and Dating
The Scribes
The Notation of the Music and Text

III The Repertory

The Masses
The Propers
The Hymns
The Antiphons
The Sequences
The Magnificats and Cantios
The Motets
Contexts for the Masses
The Composers
Related Sources

Part Two: Concordance and Commentary

IV List of Sources and Bibliography

A. Manuscripts of Polyphonic Music
B. Early Printed Sources
C. Literature and Modern Editions
D. Sound Recordings
E. Abbreviations of Frequently Cited Works

V Commentaries on the Individual Compositions



Part Three: The Edition

Editorial Principles
 
The Transcriptions:
 

1.
[Missa] Veterem hominem
2.
Sanctus [Hainricus] Collis
3. Stella celi extirpavit [Guillaume le Rouge?]
4.
Os iusti
5.
[Magnificat] Jo[hannes] Gayus
6. Gaudeat ecclesia/O Iesu perpetua [Johannes de Quadris]
7.
Missa Dueil angoisseus [John Bedingham]
8.
Agnus dei
9.
Ego dormio
10.
Imperatrix angelorum [Guillaume Du Fay]
11. [Missa] Caput Duffay [recte Anonymous]
12.
[Missa] Fuit homo missus a deo
13. Composite mass [Anonymous and Gilles Binchois]
14.
[Missa de beata virgine] [John Bedingham]
15.
Composite mass
16.
Salve regina
17.
Alleluia. Ora pro nobis
18.
Sanctus
19.
O quam luce glorifica
20.
O pulcherrima mulierum
21.
Salve virgo, mater pia [Walter Frye]
22.
[Te deum laudamus]
23.
Dies est letitie/Der Tag der ist so freudenreich
24.
[Magnificat]
25.
[Missa] Se tu t’en marias
26.
Puisque m’amour [John] Dumstable
27.
[Missa] Puisque m’amour
28.
Et in terra pascale
29.
[Missa] Se la face ay pale [Guillaume Du Fay]
30.
O edle Frucht/Martinus Abrahe
31.
Missa Pax vobis ego sum
32.
[Missa de Sancto Spiritu] [Anonymous and Guillaume Du Fay]
33.
Missa de Sancta Trinitate
34.
[Missa de Sancto Andrea]
35.
[Missa] de Sancta Cruce
36.
Missa Sancti Johannis baptiste
37.
[Missa] de Angelis
38.
Missa Sancti Georgii [et in natale unius martiris non pontificis] [Anonymous and Guillaume Du Fay]
39.
[Missa de Nativitate]
40.
Missa Sancti Mauritii et sociorum eius [et in natale plurimorum martirum]
41. [Missa Sancti Anthonii abbatis]
42.
[Missa Sancti Anthonii de Padua] [Anonymous and Guillaume Du Fay]
43. Gaudeamus omnes
44.
[Missa Sancti Francisci] [Anonymous and Guillaume Du Fay]
45.
[Missa Sancti Stephani]
46.
Salve regina
47.
Audi filia
48.
Eterne rerum conditor/Dueil angoisseus [Gilles Binchois]
49.
O sidus Hispanie
50.
O proles Hispanie [Guillaume Du Fay]
51.
Agwillare habeth standiff
52.
[Missa Sancti Sebastiani]
53.
Grates nunc omnes
54.
Pucelle
55.
[Missa Paschalis]
56.
Magnificat
57.
[Christe redemptor omnium]
58.
Regina celi letare
59.
Vidi aquam
60.
Salve festa dies
61.
Urbs beata Ierusalem
62.
Kyrie pascale
63.
Kyrie de apostolis
64.
[Magnificat]
65.
Iesu nostra redemptio
66.
O lux beata trinitas
67.
Veni redemptor gentium
68.
Veni creator spiritus
69.
Pange lingua
70.
Festum nunc celebre
71.
Vita sanctorum
72.
Quem terra pontus ethera
73.
Gaude visceribus
74.
Ave maris stella
75.
Gaude visceribus
76.
Deus tuorum militum
77.
Omnes superni ordines
78.
Exultet celum laudibus
79.
Iste confessor
80.
Iste confessor
81.
Resonet in laudibus
82.
Magnificat primi toni
83.
Dies est letitie
84.
[Magnificat]
85.
Te deum laudamus
86.
Ave Iesu Christe
87.
Christus surrexit
88.
[Magnificat] tertii toni
89.
Advenisti desiderabilis/Advenit nobis desiderabilis
90.
Felix namque es
91.
Beata viscera
92.
[Missa sine nomine]
93.
Sanctus–Agnus dei [Flemmik]
94.
Puer natus est
95.
[Missa Le serviteur]
96.
Missa Ayo visto lo mappamundi Johannes Cornago
97.
Gaude Maria/Meditatio cordis mei [Johannes Cornago?]
98.
[Missa] Caput Jo[hannes] Okeghem
99.
[Missa Rozel im Garten]
1.
O florens rosa Jo[hannes] Touront
101.
[Missa] O admirabile [beati Gregorii] Simon de Insula
102.
[Textless]
103.
[Magnificat]
104.
Magnificat
105.
[O pellegrina, o luce]
106.
[Missa Ad fugam reservatam] Standley
107.
Kyrie de beata virgine [Bourgois?]
108.
Gloria Spiritus et alme [Bourgois]
109.
Ave regina celorum [Guillaume Du Fay]
110.
Quam pulchra es
111.
Qualis est dilectus meus
112.
Tota pulchra es
113.
Tota pulchra es [John Plummer?]
114.
A solis ortus cardine
115.
Discubuit Iesus
116.
Advenisti. Venisti nostras
117.
[Magnificat]
118.
Alleluia. Dulcis mater
119.
Verbum bonum et suave
120.
[Mittit ad virginem]
121.
Magnificat
122.
Magnificat
123.
Magnificat
124. Magnificat
125.
Magnificat
126.
[Magnificat]
127.
Pange lingua [Johannes] Touront
128.
[Missa de beata virgine]
129.
Salve sancta parens
130.
Resurrexi
131.
Kyrie pascale
132.
Christ ist erstanden
133.
Kyrie de apostolis
134.
Kyrie de martyribus
135.
[Missa] O rosa bella
136.
Gloria
137.
Christe redemptor omnium
138.
[Missa] Grüne Linden
139.
Gloria [Guillaume Du Fay]
140.
Deus tuorum militum [Guillaume Du Fay]
141.
O sacrum convivium
142.
[Missa] Esclave puist il devenir
143.
[Missa] Spiritus almus P[etrus] de Domarto
144.
Gaude mater [Antoine Busnoys]
145.
[Missa] Le serviteur Jo[hannes] Okeghem [recte Guillaume Faugues]
 

Index of Composers
Index of Compositions
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