The Mean Mass (John Taverner)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-28)  CPDL #52431:   
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2018-11-28).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 3.04 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Tudor Church Music, vol. 1, ed. P. C. Buck et al., 1923. Notation here is a minor third higher than the original, thus SAATB, with time values halved. The original time signatures, implying tempo changes, were shown above the staves, but not in this PDF. They are: bar 1 cut C; 14 cut circle; 25 circle with dot; 29 cut C; 104 cut circle. Translation, editorial accidentals and text underlay by John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers. 29 Jan 2007

General Information

Title: The Mean Mass
Composer: John Taverner

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: ATTBarB or SAATB
Genre: SacredMass

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c. 1625-1640 in the Peterhouse Partbooks: Latter Caroline Set (John Cosin)
Description: Taverner set no Kyrie for this Mass

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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 Dei