- David Fallows
A melody used as the tenor of over 40 mass cycles between about 1450 and the end of the 17th century. Those of Du Fay, Ockeghem, Regis, Faugues and perhaps Busnoys seem to date from the 1450s. Those by Caron and Tinctoris as well as the cycle of six anonymous masses in a manuscript now in Naples (I-NnVI E 40) are probably from before about 1475. Those of Baziron (described as new in 1484), Obrecht, Josquin (2 settings), Brumel, Compère, Vaqueras, Gaffurius (lost) and De Orto are from the last quarter of the 15th century. Cycles from the early 16th century include those of Pipelare, Forestier, Venedier, La Rue (two settings), Carver and Senfl. Settings by Spanish composers of the 16th century include those of Peñalosa, Ortiz (lost), Morales (one for five voices printed in 1540 and one for four voices printed in 1544) and Guerrero (surviving in two versions). The two masses by Palestrina (for five voices printed in ...