Nov 26, The Eton Choirbook, one of only three such books (along with the Lambeth Choirbook and the Caius Choirbook to survive from. The Eton choirbook (Eton College MS. ), the leading source of late fifteenth- century English music, is a splendid production with fine illuminated initial letters . The Eton Choirbook and its Legacy of Sacred Music. In May , the Genesis Foundation continued its commission and mentoring programme featuring a.
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Turges, Chorbook Edmund Turges. O Regina mundi clara. Horwud, William William Horwud. The final phase represented in the choirbook includes music by William Cornysh choiirbook Robert Fayrfaxcomposed around Contents of the Eton Choirbook sorted initially by the order in which they appear in the collection. The origin and early history of the choirbkok Eton style are obscure, because of the paucity of late fifteenth-century sources and the lack of precise chronological data about individual works or composers’ lives and movements.
It captures a sound-world of late medieval England which would otherwise have been lost to silence. Had it perished, along with so many other less fortunate pre-Reformation music manuscripts, our knowledge of a critical moment in the history of English music would have been immensely diminished.
Music from the Eton Choirbook
Astonishingly, this is the only recording currently available of music from that most precious of early Tudor sources, the Eton Choirbook. It is unique among manuscripts of its period in still being preserved in its original home. But it is clear from the distinctive character of the Eton style that by the s at the latest given William Horwood ‘s death in English music was developing more or less in isolation from the ‘mainstream’ of activity in France and the Netherlands.
Other medieval colleges were less fortunate. UK and European customers should direct their inquiries to the publisher.
Eton Choirbook (Various)
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Sygar, John John Sygar. On choifbook other hand, there is often a rather distant relationship between words and music. Cornysh, William William Cornysh. Our longstanding relationship with both the Genesis Foundation and James MacMillan is one we treasure and I am so looking forward to performing four Genesis Foundation commissions which are inspired by The Eton Choirbook.
Brygeman, William William Brygeman.
The second phase uses such imitation, as well as a cantus firmusin which one part sings a pre-existing melody often lifted from liturgical plainchant or a secular tune and the other parts sing in polyphony around it. The following inventory represents the contents as enumerated by the index, with folio numbers for the works that survive.
Through its survival — at the site for which it was made — the Choirbook gives us access to a form of worship and a musical tradition that was violently disrupted and almost obliterated by the Reformation. Most composers have only one or two pieces to their credit. Eto the policy of letting the music speak largely for itself has some justification, yet so much more remains to be eked out of pieces of the majesty of John Browne’s Stabat mater and Robert Wilkinson’s breathtaking nine-part Salve regina.
O virgo virginum praeclara Lambe, Walter Walter Lambe 4 missing Retrieved from ” https: The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music.
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The Eton Choirbook. Facsimile Edition. Eton College Library MS Commentary by Magnus Williamson
The leaves contain fragments of the Gloria and Credo of a six-part Mass which seems to be based on the ‘Veni creator’ melody or the identical ‘Salvator mundi’ transposed down a second. Anglican church music portal Christian music Portal.
An index at the beginning includes five more antiphons two of which have survived fragmentarilytwenty-four Magnificats four of them complete, four imperfectly preservedand Davy’s Passion seriously incomplete.
Gaude flore virginali II. They were cut for this purpose from five folios of a choirbook which dated from the late fifteenth choirbokk or possibly a little later.
Ave Maria, mater Dei.