Motet cycles between devotion and liturgy

Daniele V. Filippi, Agnese Pavanello (Hgg.)

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This book explores the corpus of motet cycles composed and disseminated in manuscript and printed sources of polyphony c.1470–c.1510 (including, but not limited to, the "motetti missales"). The different chapters investigate issues of textual and musical design, function, and performance, at the same time illuminating the rich devotional and cultural context in which this fascinating repertory flourished.


motet cycles; polyphony; Milan;

Articles by: Andrew Kirkman, Robert Nosow, Daniele V. Filippi, Fanch Thoraval, Hana Vlhová-Wörner, Marco Gozzi, Eva Ferro, Joshua Rifkin, Agnese Pavanello, Francesco Rocco Rossi, Clare Bokulich, Felix Diergarten.

About the editors
Daniele V. Filippi (1975) is a musicologist (PhD 2004, University of Pavia/Cremona). Since 2014 he is a SNF research fellow at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis / FHNW. Among his recent publications is the book Mapping the Motet in the Post-Tridentine Era, coedited with Esperanza Rodríguez García.

Agnese Pavanello (1964) is a research associate at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis / FHNW. Among her recent publications is the edition of Gaspar van Weerbeke’s masses. She directed the research project «Motet Cycles (c.1470-c.1510). Compositional design, performance, and cultural context» (see