Heinrich Isaac and polyphony for the proper of the mass in the late middle ages and renaissance / edited by David J. Burn and Stefan Gasch . - Turnhout : Tours : Brepols ; Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance, 2011 . - 438 s. : ill., musiknoter ; 24 cm . - Collection "Épitome musical" . . - B28.433

Includes bibliographical references

The important contribution of Heinrich Isaac (ca. 1455-1517) to polyphonic settings of the proper of the mass has long been recognised. The monumental posthumously published collection of his work in the genre, the Choralis Constantinus, was considered as a landmark even in the sixteenth century. Isaac's striking cultivation of polyphonic mass proper settings has its roots in his task, as Hofcomponist to Emperor Maximilian I, of building a musical repertoire for the Imperial court chapel. The repertoire he created awakened a demand for analogous music at other European courts and institutions and led, in 1508, to the commissioning of an extraordinary series of proper cycles from him by the authorities of Constance cathedral.

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Isaac, Heinrich, ca. 1450-1517 Choralis Constantinus

Church music--Catholic Church--History and criticism--16th century
Propers (Music)--History and criticism

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