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A solution akin to that adopted by Anderson in his conductus editions, where texts are fully provided separately from the music and accompanied with parallel English translations, would have certainly increased the size of the book, but would have definitely better served the scope of boosting further investigation in tracing specific "citations and the literary culture to which they bear witness" (p.
You can find them in the "Superconducting Wire" section, at the bottom of "The Conductus Process" page.
It also illustrated the capacity of the medieval mind for invention, and some of the works, notably the complex three-part motet Ave parens and the robust conductus Vetus abit literra, with its thrilling harmonies, are masterpieces of sophisticated part-writing, by any standards.
For this reason, the Mass begins with the conductus Beata viscera, a processional piece, a sense of which is re-created on the CD by the voices moving closer and further away as if in an actual procession.
Medieval composers even frequently remained anonymous, they created music for the liturgy or simply took pleasure in it and competed with each other in writing a better conductus.
Thomas Schmidt-Beste enlightens us on the vast numbers of little-known declamatory songs and motets written in conductus or cantio style that flourished in it rid Europe in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries by addressing the broadtly transmitted output of mid-fifteenth-century Polish composer Petrus Wilhelmi of Grudencz, one the few known composers of this mostly anonymous repertory, and the exceptional musical and rhythmic structure of his compositions.
20486) and the so-called Codice de Madrid or Libro de conductus y motetes (BNE Mss.
Part of a series that gathers notable scholarship on aspects of medieval music into one source, this volume presents 18 previously published articles on the music called ars antiqua, with separate sections on polyphony at Notre Dame of Paris, organum, conductus, and the motet.
et pecudes inter conductus Iberas, At mihi, qui nostras praesenti numine terras, Perpetuamque regit juvenili robore pacem, Laetus, et Augusto felix adrideat ore.
And third, it undertakes a careful analysis of one of the most problematic medieval genres from the thirteenth century, the conductus.