TitelseiteClaude Le Jeune (1530-1600)
Benedicta est coelorum Regina

Fantasia for five-part consort from Second livre des meslanges, Paris 1612

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Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2006-09, source: RISM: F-Psg

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G105C. Le Jeune, Benedicta est coelorum Regina, fantasia for five-part consort, 5Cons, score and five parts, 28 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-105-214.50 €


This five-part fantasia in two sections is composed in relation to the motet Benedicta es, caelorum regina by Josquin Desprez. At the time, this motet was a greatly admired composition that many other composers, including Le Jeune, parodied. The fantasia can be played best on viols (Tr, A, A/T, T/B, B), the three middle parts however are additionally supplied in violin clef, so that this work can also be performed by wind or mixed ensembles.

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