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Title: Mass For Four Voices. Infelix Ego. Mass For Five Voices
Otros títulos: Vocal music
Misa para cuatro voces. Infelix Ego. Misa para cinco voces
Intérprete/ Colaborador: William Byrd; Oxford Camerata; Jeremy Summerly
Código CDU: Byr.01
Forma Musical: Masses, Unaccompanied. Motets
Abstract: The Mass for Four Voices (1592-1593) was likely the first of the three great unaccompanied polyphonic mass settings Byrd composed in the 1590s. All three masses are settings of the Ordinary: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei. The scoring of the Mass for Four Voices is often thought to consist of the usual soprano, alto, tenor, and bass, but the closeness of the alto and tenor parts has led some authorities to believe that alto, tenor, baritone, and bass achieves a more satisfactory balance. Like its fellows, this mass was composed for liturgical use by Byrd's fellow Catholics—a dangerous proposition, since celebration of the Catholic mass was forbidden in Elizabethan England under threat of severe penalties. The central act of the liturgy was therefore performed by Catholics, or recusants as they were termed, under conditions of strict secrecy. These conditions are reflected in Byrd's three settings, which entirely eschew the kind of exuberance and florid writing encountered ...


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1. Mass for Four Voices- Kyrie.mp3 2:21 2.157Mb Unknown mp3
2. Mass for Four Voices- Gloria.mp3 6:04 5.541Mb Unknown mp3
3. Mass for Four Voices- Credo.mp3 8:42 7.953Mb Unknown mp3
4. Mass for Four Voices- Sanctus.mp3 4:33 4.160Mb Unknown mp3
5. Mass for Four Voices- Agnus Dei.mp3 3:41 3.364Mb Unknown mp3
6. Infelix ego.mp3 13:43 12.52Mb Unknown mp3
7. Mass for Five Voices- Kyrie.mp3 1:45 1.609Mb Unknown mp3
8. Mass for Five Voices- Gloria.mp3 5:34 5.091Mb Unknown mp3
9. Mass for Five Voices- Credo.mp3 9:27 8.633Mb Unknown mp3
10. Mass for Five Voices- Sanctus.mp3 4:16 3.899Mb Unknown mp3
11. Mass for Five Voices- Agnus Dei.mp3 3:58 3.635Mb Unknown mp3
Mass for Four Voices- Completo.wav 25:09 253.7Mb WAV audio wav
Infelix ego.wav 13:43 138.3Mb WAV audio wav
Mass for Five Voices- Completo.wav 24:47 250.1Mb WAV audio wav

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