Thursday, 11 October 2012

Juan Esquivel: Missa Hortus conclusus

The Missa Hortus conclusus (SATB) by Juan Esquivel de Barahona (c. 1560-c. 1623) is based on the motet Hortus conclusus by Rodrigo de Ceballos (c. 1525-1591).

Apart from the usual movements, this Mass setting contains an uncommon Deo gratias after the Agnus Dei. The Agnus Dei III is scored for five voices (SAATB), with a unison canon between the two altos.

Uncommon dissonances and harmonies can be found in this mass, like in the Gloria m 24 and Credo m. 177






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