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In nomines, consort pieces around a plainchant scores

The in nomine is a genre of polyphonic composition unique to English consort music, originating in the Benedictus section of John Taverner's Gloria tibi Trinitas mass (written circa 1530). The composer uses the "In nomine Domine" plainchaint as a cantus firmus around which to weave counterpoint. Around the late 1560s or 1570s, multiple composers began to write such pieces, and the popularity persisted about a century, with the last period example composed by a youthful Henry Purcell. It is most associated with the viol consort, though a few keyboard, vocal, and lute in nomines are known. Typically, a high voice viol plays the in nomine plainchant in single breves, usually but not always entering before any other instruments.

Most of my transcriptions are Elizabethan examples. Later Jacobean in nomine compositions tended to be very complex and difficult pieces that show off the counterpoint skills of the composer.

See also:

Hawthorne Early Music editions: in-nomine scores
ComposerTitleSubitleLanguageModeFiles
Anonymous In nomine instrumental Dorian Score + Parts
Alfonso Ferrabosco the Elder (1543-1588) In nomine VdGS à 5 #2 instrumental Dorian Score + Parts
John Baldwin (c.1560-1615) Upon in nomine Triplex ad placitum instrumental Hypodorian Score + Parts
R. Golder (fl. 1600) In nomine File created less than 60 days ago instrumental Ionian Score + Parts
John Mundy (c.1555-1630) In nomine File created less than 60 days ago VdGS à 6 no. 1 instrumental Hypodorian Score + Parts
Christopher Tye (c.1505-c.1573) In Nomine à 5 'Seldom sene' Weidner #20 instrumental Hypodorian Score + Parts
Christopher Tye (c.1505-c.1573) In Nomine à 5 'Weep no more Rachell' Weidner #2 instrumental Hypodorian Score + Parts
Picforth In Nomine à 5 instrumental Dorian Score + Parts
Christopher Tye (c.1505-c.1573) In Nomine à 5 'Crye' File created less than 60 days ago Weidner #12 instrumental Hypodorian Score + Parts
Henry Mudd (d.c.1588) In nomine à 5 instrumental Hypodorian Score + Parts
Christopher Tye (c.1505-c.1573) In Nomine à 5 'My Death' Weidner #7 instrumental Hypodorian Score + Parts
Christopher Tye (c.1505-c.1573) In nomine à 6 Weidner #3 instrumental Hypodorian Score + Parts
Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585) In Nomine II File created less than 60 days ago instrumental Hypodorian Score + Parts
Christopher Tye (c.1505-c.1573) In Nomine à 5 'Follow me' Weidner #10 instrumental Hypodorian Score + Parts
Robert Parsons (c.1535-1571/2) In nomine à 7 Edwards #327 / VdGS Parsons à 7 #1 instrumental Hypodorian Score + Parts
Christopher Tye (c.1505-c.1573) In Nomine à 5 'I come' Weidner #17 instrumental Hypodorian Score + Parts
Christopher Tye (c.1505-c.1573) In Nomine à 5 'Free from all' File created less than 60 days ago Weidner #11 instrumental Hypodorian Score + Parts
Anonymous In Nomine à 6 VdGS Anon à 6 #3001 instrumental Dorian Score + Parts
Poynt (fl.1570s) In nomine instrumental Hypodorian Score + Parts
William Byrd (c.1540-1623) In Nomine à 5 instrumental Dorian Score + Parts
Nicholas Strogers (fl.1560-1575) In Nomine à 6 VdGS à 6 #1 instrumental Hypodorian Score + Parts
Christopher Tye (c.1505-c.1573) In Nomine à 5 'Rachels weeping' Weidner #5 instrumental Hypodorian Score + Parts
John Sadler (fl.1565-1585) In nomine instrumental Dorian Score + Parts
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) In nomine File created less than 60 days ago instrumental Hypodorian Score + Parts
John Taverner (c.1490-1545) In nomine latin Dorian Score + Parts
Clement Woodcock (c.1540-1590) In Nomine VdGS à 5 #1 instrumental Dorian Score + Parts
John Bull (c.1562-1628) In Nomine instrumental Dorian Score + Parts
William Byrd (c.1540-1623) In Nomine instrumental Hypodorian Score + Parts
Anonymous Come Holy Ghost english Hypodorian Score + Parts
Nicholas Strogers (fl.1560-1575) In Nomine VdGS à 5 #1 instrumental Dorian Score + Parts
Robert White (c.1538-1574) In Nomine instrumental Hypodorian Score + Parts




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