Fifteenth-Century Liturgical Music: VI. Mass Settings from the Lucca Choirbook
Transcribed and Edited by Reinhard Strohm
First published in 2007
Dimensions (mm): 325 x 245 x 22
Complemented by Professor Strohm’s facsimile edition of the entire source by the University of Chicago Press, the publication of eight Mass settings from the Lucca Choirbook is a signal contribution to our understanding of the dissemination of English music in fifteenth-century Europe. Only two are ascribed, to Walter Frye and Henricus Tik, but the insular provenance of the music is confirmed on grounds of style, repertoire and performance procedure. None of the Masses is preserved complete, but three are unica, and three others have been completed from concordances reflecting the significant influence of native-born composers on European music at this time.