Request:Aeterna Christi Munera (Ambrosian chant)
Title: Aeterna Christi Munera (plainchant hymn)
Date of request: 2002-05-03
Requested by: Teresa Clark
Additional notes: A motet was usually written to be sung with the Mass. I have been told that this motet was lost. Does anyone know of its existence anywhere?
- Editor note: however, Palestrina's Missa Aeterna Christi munera isn't a parody mass (where the mass is based on an existing polyphonic composition). Instead, its based on a plainchant hymn. That's not to say Palestrina might have composed a motet on that text, but if so it's both lost, and unrelated to the mass.
- Palestrina's Mass is indeed listed as a 'paraphrase Mass', that is, based on a chant melody, in this case an Ambrosian Office hymn. I'm guessing it's one of those listed here. Richard Mix (talk) 05:02, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
Volunteer: Richard Mix