Monday, 10 April 2017

Fernando de las Infantas (1534-c. 1610): The Complete Motets. Motets for 6vv, 7vv and 8vv

We are glad to announce the first worldwide edition of the motets by the Spanish composer Fernando de las Infantas (1534-c. 1610). A noblesman born in Córdoba in 1534, Infantas was a theologist and a musician who lived in Rome since 1571 or 1572.

Infantas published three books of motets in Venice under the title Sacrarum varii styli cantionum. The first book (1578) contains 37 motets for four voices, the second (1578) has 30 motets for five voices, and the third (1579) has 21 motets from six to eight voices, making a total of 88 motets.

Infantas' motets are a fascinating mixture of the complexities of the Venetian composers like Zarlino and Willaert, and the expresiveness of the Spanish Renaissance composers like Victoria and Guerrero.

The third part of Fernando de las Infantas' motets (1579) for six, seven and eight voices includes canons, chromaticism, ostinatos and even conflicting key signatures. They are without a doubt the pinnacle (and the last) of Infantas' motets.

Fernando de las Infantas (1534-c. 1610)
The Complete Motets

Motets for 6vv, 7vv and 8vv
Sacrarum varii styli cantionum Liber III (Venice, 1579)


The Complete Motets: Motets for 6vv, 7vv and 8vv
35 €
Missus est Gabriel
SATTTB
2 €
Veni Domine
SATTTB
1,50 €
A solis ortus cardine
SATTBB
1,50 €
Domine Deus noster
SSATTB
2 €
Dum preliaretur
SSATTB
1,50 €
Domine ostende nobis
SSATTB
1,50 €
Victimae paschali laudes
SSAATB
1,50 €
O rex gloriae
SAATTB
1,50 €
Dum complerentur
SATTTB
2 €
Laetetur omne saeculum
SSATTB
1,50 €
Eripe me
SAATTB
1,50 €
Pater noster
SATTTB
1,50 €
Domine probasti me
SATTBB
2 €
Jubilate Deo
SAATTB
1,50 €
Qui consolabatur me
SATTTB
1,50 €
Beatus vir
SSATBB
1,50 €
O adoranda Trinitas
SATTTB
1,50 €
Praeter rerum seriem
SAATBB
2 €
Dignare me
SSATTTB
1,75 €
Congregati sunt inimici nostri
SSATTBB
1,75 €
Loquebantur variis linguis
SSAATTBB
2 €



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