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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They were cut for this purpose from five folios of a choirbook which dated from the late fifteenth century or possibly a little later.

Publication date and place: Works such as the Eton antiphons and Magnificats would have been beyond the smaller, less proficient choirs; some of these presumably used the kind of music preserved in lesser sources, the Pepys, Choiebook and York manuscripts.

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Gaude flore virginali Dunstaple, John John Dunstaple 5 missing Stephen’s is the crypt of its chapel, tricked out in Pugin gothick. Ever since it was first copied for use in the college chapel in the early s, the choirbook has been continuously in the possession of Eton College. The manuscript in turn has become eponymous with its parent institution, Dton College.

It was choirbbook of very few collections of Latin liturgical music to survive the Reformationand hence is an important source. 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. British Museum Additional MS. Edward Hygons is thought to possibly be responsible for the existence of this book, as well as the Lambeth Choirbook and the Caius Choirbook.

This page was etom edited on 30 Decemberat The only remaining composer with more than one complete work surviving in Eton is Fawkyner, of whose life we know nothing. A list of the original choirbookk appears in two substantially identical indexes. In the third phase, the use of cantus firmus techniques disappear and imitation across the parts becomes more frequent.


The first three and the last of these wrote settings of ‘Salve regina’. Salve Jesu Mater vera. The cnoirbook greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. All the survivors are in one hand, and must have been copied mainly, if not entirely, in the s: For Parents of New Boys. Gaude rosa sine spina.

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O Regina caelestis gloriae II. Without them we should wton nothing of the work of that truly great composer John Brownehave no complete composition by Richard Davyand only two pieces by Walter Lambe. Kellyk, Hugh Hugh Kellyk. Hygons, Richard Richard Hygons.

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Davy, Richard Richard Davy. The composers represented in the manuscript are: Indeed it is noticeable that neither the Eton choirbook nor the minor sources contain Continental music, thus ignoring completely such men as OckeghemObrecht and Josquin. Eton College Library is a rare book and manuscript library of national and international significance. The chapel choir would have stood around the book to sing from its music. The latest pieces of foreign church music which have been traced in England are the fragments from Dufay ‘s Missa Caput of c.

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. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. It is one of three large choirbooks fhoirbook from early-Tudor England the others are the Lambeth Choirbook and the Caius Choirbook.

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Ever since it was first copied for use in the college chapel in the early s, the choirbook has been continuously in the possession of Eton College. Most of the music of this early phase is polyphonic eotn non-imitativewith contrast achieved by alternation of full five-voice texture with sections sung by fewer voices.


Choirboik Bodleian Library also has two complete folios from a choirbook of c. Salve regina vas mundicie Fawkner 6 missing 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.

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Huchyn, Nicholas Nicholas Huchyn. But what glorious music it is, and how richly it deserves to be performed choitbook often by choirbook few specialists who can meet its challenges. All of the compositions in the book are sacred vocal music in Latin. Banester, Gilbert Gilbert Banester. Astonishingly, this is the only recording currently available of music from that most precious of early Tudor sources, the Eton Choirbook.

The Eton Choirbook, one of only three such books along with the Lambeth Choirbook and the Caius Choirbook to survive from pre-Reformation England, is a large manuscript collection of Marian antiphons, Magnificat settings and other motets assembled for, and still held at, Eton College.

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The most outstanding traits of the Eton music are a richness and brilliance of sonority not found choirbolk earlier music or as a rule in contemporary Continental work and outstanding rhythmic vitality and melodic variety.

Nesbett, John John Nesbett. O Maria salvatoris Mater. Several composers whose works were included in it had close associations with the college, not least Robert Wylkynson, who served as the college’s informator choristarum from