Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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[+] Schrade, Leo. "A Fourteenth Century Parody Mass." Acta Musicologica 27 (January/July 1955): 13-39. Reprinted in De Scientia Musicae Studia atque Orationes, ed. Ernst Lichtenhahn, 241-82. Bern: Paul Haupt, 1967.

The presence of parody techniques in The Mass of the Sorbonne proves the practice of parody existed in the 14th century, earlier than previously thought. Identical opening material, common melodic goals, and common main tones, suggest a relationship between the Sorbonne Mass Gloria and Ivrea Credo. The presence of similar motives and staggered sequences in the Benedictus sections, and nearly identical melismas in the tenores suggests the Sorbonne Sanctus and Ivrea Sanctus are also related. The musical insertions, "Salva nos" trope, and old form of writing in the Ivrea Manuscript suggest the composer based his setting on a source that is now lost. The composer adhered to the original source but altered it enough to accommodate a text trope, which he set to a new quadruplum melody. The composer of the Sorbonne, did not use the Ivrea version, but rather parodied the primary source.

Works: Mass of Toulouse, La Messe de Besançon (13-15); Mass of Sourbonne (14-16, 18-20, 25-32, 34-36, 39).

Sources: Gloria Qui sonitu melodie (13); Kyrie Rex Angelorum (16).

Index Classifications: 1300s

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