Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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[+] Quereau, Quentin W. "Aspects of Palestrina's Parody Procedure." Journal of Musicology 1 (April 1982): 198-216.

A detailed discussion of Palestrina's choice of borrowed materials (the pre-compositional procedure), using his Missa Salvum me fac as an example, notes the fundamental fact of his borrowing of motives from only one model point of imitation in the model at a time, and six other factors. A detailed discussion of Palestrina's use of those materials (the compositional procedures), using his Missa Nigra sum as an example, notes the differences between model and Mass in density of texture and integration of non-motivic counterpoint. The most common and essential type of polyphonic borrowing in Palestrina's arsenal of parody procedures is his borrowing and transformation of contrapuntal relationships between motive entries.

Works: Palestrina: Missa Salvum me fac (200-10); Missa Nigra sum (211-16).

Index Classifications: 1500s

Contributed by: Jean Pang

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