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5: Cantus firmus and canon

Digital Resources

  • The Saint Donation Mass, an interactive digital project directed by M. Jenni Bloxam (Williams College), with demonstrations, images, and analytic commentary on the mass, its structure and context  ObrechtMass.com
  • Peter Schubert (McGill University):  Demonstrations of Improvised Canons


  • Bloxam, Jennifer. "A Cultural Context fo the Chanson Mass." In Early Musical Borrowing, ed. Honey Meconi, pp. 7-36. New York: Routledge, 2004. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52086242
  • Burkholder, J. Peter. "Johannes Martini and the imitation Mass of the late fifteenth century.” Journal of the American Musicological Society 38 (1985), 470-523 http://www.jstor.org/stable/831477
  • Burn, David J. ""Nam erit haec quoque laus eorum": Imitation, Competition and the "L'homme armé" Tradition.” Revue de Musicologie 87 (2001), 249-287. http://www.jstor.org/stable/947107
  • Cohen, Judith, and Biblioteca nazionale (Naples, Italy). The six anonymous L'Homme armé masses in MS VI E 40 of the Biblioteca Nazionale, Naples . [Rome]: American Institute of Musicology, 1968. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/149965
  • Fallows, David. ""Prenez Sur Moy": Okeghem's Tonal Pun." Plainsong and Medieval Music 1 (1992), 63-75.
  • Haar, James. "Palestrina as Historicist: The Two 'L'homme armé' Masses.” Journal of the Royal Musical Association 121 (1996), 191-205. http://www.jstor.org/stable/766326
  • Haggh, Barbara. "The Archives of the Order of the Golden Fleece and Music.” Journal of the Royal Musical Association 120 (1995), 1-43.http://www.jstor.org/stable/766450
  • Kirkman, Andrew. "The Invention of the Cyclic Mass." Journal of the American Musicological Society 54 (2001), 1-47.http://www.jstor.org/stable/831854
  • Kirkman, Andrew. The Cultural Life of the Early Polyphonic Mass: Medieval Context to Modern Revival. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/456170299
  • Lockwood, Lewis. "Aspects of the L'homme Armé Tradition." Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association 100 (1973-74), 97-122. http://www.jstor.org/stable/766178
  • Long, Michael P. "Symbol and Ritual in Josquin's Missa Di Dadi." Journal of the American Musicological Society 42 (1989), 1-22. http://www.jstor.org/stable/831416
  • Perkins, Leeman L. "Ockeghem's "Prenez Sur Moi": Reflections on Canons, Catholica, and Solmization." Musica Disciplina: A Yearbook of the History of Music 44 (1990), 119-83. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20532340
  • Planchart, Alejandro Enrique. "The Origins and Early History of "L'homme armé".” The Journal of Musicology 20 (2003), 305-357. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1555222
  • Prizer, William F. "Brussels and the Ceremonies of the Order of the Golden Fleece.” Revue belge de Musicologie / Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Muziekwetenschap 55 (2001), 69-90. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3686829
  • Prizer, William F. "Music and Ceremonial in the Low Countries: Philip the Fair and the Order of the Golden Fleece.” Early Music History 5 (1985), 113-153. http://www.jstor.org/stable/766450
  • Robertson, Anne Walters. "The Savior, the Woman, and the Head of the Dragon in the Caput Masses and Motet." Journal of the American Musicological Society 59 (2006), 537-630. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4138533
  • Robertson, Anne Walters. "The Man with the Pale Face, the Shroud, and Du Fay's Missa Se la face ay pale.” The Journal of Musicology 27 (2010), 377-434. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/jm.2010.27.4.377
  • Schiltz, Katelijne.  "Visual Pictorialism in Renaissance Musical Riddles." Journal of the Alamire Foundation 4 (2012), 201-221. http://www.brepolsonline.net/toc/jaf/4/2
  • Taruskin, Richard. "Antoine Busnoys and the "L'Homme armé" Tradition.” Journal of the American Musicological Society 39 (1986), 255-293. http://www.jstor.org/stable/831531
  • Trachtenberg, Marvin. "Architecture and Music Reunited: A New Reading of Du Fay's "Nuper Rosarum Flores" and the Cathedral of Florence.” Renaissance Quarterly 54 (2001), 741-775. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1261923
  • Woodley, Ronald. "Tinctoris's Italian Translation of the Golden Fleece Statutes: A Text and a (Possible) Context.” Early Music History 8 (1988), 173-244. http://www.jstor.org/stable/853840
  • Wright, Craig. "Du Fay's "Nuper Rosarum Flores", King Solomon's Temple, and the Veneration of the Virgin." Journal of the American Musicological Society 47 (1994), 395-441. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3128798
  • Wright, Craig. The Maze and the Warrior: Symbols in Architecture, Theology, and Music. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45499547
Richard Freedman,
Jul 24, 2012, 1:24 PM