Ave Maria … Virgo serena (Josquin des Prez)

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This 4-part Ave Maria of Josquin Des Prez was extremely popular in the sixteenth century, through its then “new” more “open” style (fewer melismas, parts set with just two voices). Even today, it is considered one of the most nearly perfect compositions of its era.

It was so popular during Josquin's life that an anonymous composer, probably Ludwig Daser, working after Josquin's death, circulated a version with two new added voices (Ave Maria a 4 plus 2).

Ludwig Senfl also wrote a 6-part Ave Maria parody based on this piece; see https://vault2.secured-url.com/handlo/pdf/o-s/SDZA--As.pdf for sample (but it's not in the Handlo.com catalog).

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Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2008-01-18).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 42 kbytes   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original note values, musica ficta clearly marked, mensural notation.
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2005-04-19).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 122 kbytes   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Original note values, musica ficta clearly marked. Latin text included on p. 8. Corrected version, 2006-01-31.
Editor: Gordon Calloncreate page (submitted 2004-01-27).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 112 kbytes   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Sibelius file is available from ftp server.

Editor: Claudio Macchi (submitted 2000-08-26).   Score information: 188 kbytes   Copyright: CPDL
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Editor: Rick Wheeler (submitted 1999-07-27).   Score information: 100 kbytes   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Ave Maria
Composer: Josquin Des Prez

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Motet

Language: Latin
Instruments: a cappella


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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ave Maria.