What is the most ancient of the 18 mass settings?
  • toddevoss
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    Also is there a reasonably accessible (to an intelligent non expert) text that provides a historical framework of the provenance of these settings (and others)? When and where they likely arose etc? To the extent any of this can be known.
  • Richard MixRichard Mix
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    David Hiley's article Kyriale in New Grove has a short bibliography that could be a starting point, but Richard Crocker's articles on Kyrie, Gloria in excelsis &c. go into much more detail.
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  • toddevoss
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    Thanks Richard. In what periodical do Richard Crocker's articles appear? Available on Academic.edu?
  • Richard MixRichard Mix
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    Not a periodical but an encyclopedia: the 1980 New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians was the successor to several 'old' Grove's. The updated version, Grove Music Online, is now merged with Oxford Music Online. I have access via my local public library card, but I still sometimes like to curl up in an armchair with the old volumes.
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