Claudio Monteverdi • Missa “In illo tempore”

by Stefania Bufano

Luís Henriques

Monteverdi - VesproMissa da capella fatta Sopra il motetto In illo tempore del Gomberti – «Monteverdi is having printed an a capella Mass for six voices of great study and effort, he being obliged to handle continually, in every note through all the parts, building up more and more, the eight points of imitation which are in Gombert’s motet ‘In illo tempore’ and together with it he is also having printed some psalms of the Vespers of the Madonna with various and different manners of invention and harmony, and all on a cantus firmus, with the idea of coming to Rome this autumn to dedicate them to His Holisness.»

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