Compère: Ave, virgo gloriosa (Galeazescha)

Series: Renaissance  Publisher: A-R Editions
This edition is part of the collection Motetti Missales Edition
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Loyset Compère
Ave, virgo gloriosa (Galeazescha)
A Motetti Missales Cycle from the Milanese Libroni

Edited by Daniele V. Filippi

R187 Compère: Ave, virgo gloriosa (Galeazescha)
978-1-9872-0879-5 Full Score (2024) 8.5x11, xxix + 58 pp.
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The motet cycles known as motetti missales are among the most intriguing repertoires of late-fifteenth-century polyphony. This series features a new critical edition of the six cycles by Loyset Compère, Gaspar van Weerbeke, and Franchinus Gaffurius included in the Milanese Libroni and of the two anonymous cycles transmitted in the Leopold Codex (Munich MS 3154). For the first time this corpus is presented with uniform editorial criteria, facilitating the comparison of mensural choices and other compositional strategies. Furthermore, the introduction of each volume thematizes the peculiar characteristics of each cycle, in terms of textual choices, use of preexisting material, and musical design, allowing for a new assessment of the motetti missales that goes beyond the homogenizing stereotypes of earlier literature and accounts for the individual contributions of the various composers. The editors’ insight in this repertoire is the result of two interdisciplinary research projects financed by the Swiss National Fund and carried out at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in 2014–21.
The motet cycle Ave, virgo gloriosa by Loyset Compère (ca. 1450–1518), consisting of eight five-voice motets on assorted Marian texts, is preserved in full in Librone 3 of the Milanese Libroni (Gaffurius Codices), with three motets also transmitted in Librone 1. The cycle appears with the title or rubric “Galeazescha” in Librone 3, raising the possibility of a connection to the court of Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444–76). All eight motets bear loco rubrics indicating their placement in the mass liturgy.
Ave, virgo gloriosa (Galeazescha)
1. Ave, virgo gloriosa
2. Ave, salus infirmorum
3. Ave, decus virginale
4. Ave, sponsa verbi summi
5. O Maria, in supremo sita poli
6. Adoramus te, Christe—Virgo mitis
7. Salve, mater Salvatoris
8. Virginis Mariae laudes
Daniele V. Filippi held research fellowships at Boston College (2012–14) and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (2014–20) before taking up his current position as a tenure-track researcher at the Università degli Studi di Torino in 2022. His scholarly interests include early modern music and spirituality, historical soundscapes, and musical intertextuality. He has published critical editions, books, articles, and book chapters on such composers as Gaffurius, Victoria, Marenzio, and Palestrina. For A-R Editions he has edited G. F. Anerio’s Selva Armonica (B141).