Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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[+] Taruskin, Richard. "Communication." Journal of the American Musicological Society 40 (Spring 1987): 148-53.

Busnoys's L'Homme armé Mass is, in fact, the progenitor of the L'Homme armé tradition, and he is the composer of the chanson Il sera pour vous , as well. The number 31 links the L'Homme armé Mass to the Order of the Golden Fleece, and thus to Busnoys. Contrary to David Fallows's claim for Dufay as progenitor (1987), Dufay's Mass is by far the more complex and prolix of the two, thereby positing itself as an emulation by "the Old Man bestirring himself to put the whippersnappers in their place."

Index Classifications: 1400s

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