Missa Caput (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2021-11-06)  CPDL #66578:     
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2021-11-06).   Score information: Letter, 16 pages, 146 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Kyrie & Gloria only (no immediate plans to continue). I have followed DTÖ's underlay, though without discerning its rationale.

General Information

Title: Missa Caput
Composer: Anonymous
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB or SATT
Genre: SacredMass

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c.1450 Trent 89, with separate movements in Trent 88 & 90
First published:
    2nd published: 1912 DTÖ 38, ed, O. Koller
    3rd published: 1960 Dufay Opera Omnia II ed. H. Besseler
    4th published: 1964 CMM 13, ed. Planchart
Description: Considered the work of an anonymous English composer, though long attributed to Guillaume Dufay. There are 2 other masses on the same tenor (a melisma from the Maundy Thursday antiphon Venit ad Petrum), by by Ockeghem and by Obrecht.

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Original text and translations

For information, refer to the Mass page. For texts and translations, see the individual pages:

GloriaCredoSanctus & BenedictusAgnus DeiKyrie Deus creator omnium