He who places his hope on thee, O Virgin all-glorious, will prosper in all he does.

Inscription on Byzantine coin during reign of Romanus III

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mille Regretz

One of the few Kyries that I like is composed by Cristobal de Morales in his Missa Mille Regretz:

This is probably the right speed, but I innately prefer a snappier tempo:

This Mass setting was based on Josquin des Pres' secular chanson, Mille Regretz:

Basing Mass settings on secular songs was a Protestant complaint during the Reformation.

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