• restricted access The Susato Motet Anthologies. Liber quintus ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum vulgo moteta vocant, tam ex Veteri quam ex Novo Testamento, ab optimis quibusque huius aetatis musicis compositarum omnes primi toni antea nunquam excusus (Antwerp: Susato, 1553); Liber sextus ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum vulgo moteta vocant. .. (Antwerp: Susato, 1553), and: The Susato Motet Anthologies. Liber septimus ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum. .. (Antwerp: Susato, 1553); Liber octavus ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum. .. (Antwerp: Susato, 1553), and: The Susato Motet Anthologies. Liber nonus ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum. .. (Antwerp: Susato, 1554); Liber decimus ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum. .. (Antwerp: Susato, 1555), and: The Susato Motet Anthologies. Liber undecimus ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum. .. (Antwerp: Susato, 1555); Liber duodecimus ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum. .. (Antwerp: Susato, 1557); Liber XIII [ recte XIIII] ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum. .. (Antwerp: Susato, 1557) (review)

  • Timothy H. Steele
  • Notes
  • Music Library Association
  • Volume 59, Number 2, December 2002
  • pp. 445-449
  • 10.1353/not.2002.0193
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The Susato Motet Anthologies. Liber quintus ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum vulgo moteta vocant, tam ex Veteri quam ex Novo Testamento, ab optimis quibusque huius aetatis musicis compositarum omnes primi toni antea nunquam excusus (Antwerp: Susato, 1553); Liber sextus ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum vulgo moteta vocant ... (Antwerp: Susato, 1553). Edited by Richard Sherr. (Sixteenth-Century Motet, 15.) New York: Garland, 1995. [Contents of books 5-6, p. v-ix; gen. introd., p. xi; editorial procedures, p. xiii-xvi; vol. introd., p. xvii-xxi; plate, p. xxii; score, p. 1-314. ISBN 0-8240-7915-9. Cloth; acid-free paper. $95.]
The Susato Motet Anthologies. Liber septimus ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum ... (Antwerp: Susato, 1553); Liber octavus ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum ... (Antwerp: Susato, 1553). [End Page 445] Edited by Richard Sherr. (Sixteenth-Century Motet, 16.) New York: Garland, 1995. [Contents of books 7-8, p. v-x; gen. introd., p. xi; editorial procedures, p. xiii-xvi; vol. introd., p. xvii-xxi; plate, p. xxii; score, p. 1-314. ISBN 0-8240-7916-7. Cloth; acid-free paper. $95.]
The Susato Motet Anthologies. Liber nonus ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum ... (Antwerp: Susato, 1554); Liber decimus ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum ... (Antwerp: Susato, 1555). Edited by Richard Sherr. (Sixteenth-Century Motet, 17.) New York: Garland, 1996. [Contents of books 9-10, p. v-ix; gen. introd., p. xi; editorial procedures, p. xiii-xvi; vol. introd., p. xvii-xix; plate, p. xx; score, p. 1-327. ISBN 0-8240-7917-5. Cloth; acid-free paper. $95.]
The Susato Motet Anthologies. Liber undecimus ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum ... (Antwerp: Susato, 1555); Liber duodecimus ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum ... (Antwerp: Susato, 1557); Liber XIII [recte XIIII] ecclesiasticarum cantionum quinque vocum ... (Antwerp: Susato, 1557). Edited by Richard Sherr. (Sixteenth-Century Motet, 18.) New York: Garland, 1997. [Contents of books 11-13, p. v-xi; gen. introd., p. xii; editorial procedures, p. xv-xviii; vol. introd., p. xix- xxii; 1 plate; score, p. 1-506. ISBN 0-8240-7918-3. Cloth; acid-free paper. $150.]

The thirty-volume set The Sixteenth-Century Motet, edited by Richard Sherr and published by Garland Publishing, has considerably broadened our view of the Renaissance motet by making readily available many works by minor masters and obscure figures that previously were unpublished in modern transcriptions. These can now be studied alongside the motets of more well-known composers. The complete set of the Garland edition contains hundreds of carefully edited pieces gathered from the many thousands of such works preserved in manuscripts and printed collections published in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries that formed the repertory of churches, confraternities, schools, and court establishments throughout Italy, France, Protestant Germany, and the Holy Roman Empire. Sherr's intention in this project was to facilitate a comprehensive overview of the genre, and it is clear that this publication has played and will continue to play a major role in the work of scholars who share his interest in the Renaissance motet.

The four volumes (15-18) of the set presently under review, known collectively as The Susato Motet Anthologies, contain motets from the fifteen books of Tielman Susato's motet collection entitled Ecclesiasticarum cantionum (genitive of Ecclesiasticae cantiones, ecclesiastical songs), first published in 1553 and subsequently reissued (see 18:xix, regarding the dates of the editions). As previous reviewers of other volumes in The Sixteenth-Century...

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1534-150X
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pp. 445-449
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2002-12-04
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