Missa L'homme armé super voces musicales (Josquin des Prez)

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Complete mass

  • (Posted 2016-09-16)  CPDL #41131:    (Finale 2014 files)(compressed MusicXML files)
Editor: Hitoshi Yamamoto (submitted 2016-09-16).   Score information: A4, 39 pages, 491 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key, original note values. Sources: VatS 154 (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Capp. Sist. 154); Misse Josquin (Venice, 1502); and Albert Smijers, ed., Werken van Josquin des Prés. Includes the "et in Spiritum … Ecclesiam" section found only in VatS 154. Transcription by YAMAMOTO Anaguma Hitoshi.

Separate movements

Agnus Dei

  • (Posted 2023-02-20)  CPDL #72756:     
Editor: Éric Leroy (submitted 2023-02-20).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 180 Kio kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Agnus Dei II.
  • (Posted 2010-08-21)  CPDL #22161:     ] Part 1:  2:  3: 
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2010-08-21).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 318 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Agnus Dei only. Source: Josquin Desprez: Werken, ed. A. Smijers et al., Amsterdam, 1957. Notation here is a minor third higher than the original, with time values halved. Translation, text underlay and musica ficta by John Hetland and The Renaissance Street Singers.

General Information

Title: Missa L'homme armé super voces musicales
Composer: Josquin des Prez

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: ATTB or SATB
Genre: SacredMass

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1502 in Missarum Josquin liber primus, no. 1
    Manuscript 1510 in D-Ju MS 32, no. 1
    2nd published: 1539 in Liber quindecim missarum (Johannes Petreius), no. 1
    3rd published: 1539 in Missae tredecim quatuor vocum (Hans Ott), no. 5
    Manuscript 1550–1555 in Capp. Sist. 154, no. 1

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Original text and translations

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

KyrieGloriaCredoSanctus & BenedictusAgnus Dei