Liturgical function and Gregorian chant in the music of Paulus Bucenus

Title: Liturgical function and Gregorian chant in the music of Paulus Bucenus
Source document: Musicologica Brunensia. 2016, vol. 51, iss. 1, pp. 91-102
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    1212-0391 (print)
    2336-436X (online)
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Paulus Bucenus after studies in Greifswald and few years spent in Toruń moved to Riga where he was the school cantor till the end of his life in 1586. He composed almost exclusively sacred music. His Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi was published in Szczecin in 1578 and 155 other compositions are preserved in the uncomplete manuscript prepared by him in Riga (D-B 40074). Among his works there are masses, motets, hymns, responsories, magnificats. Chant melodies are clearly recognizable in a number of compositions. In hymns they are often used in long values in discantus. In the Passio and some motets quasi-reciting tone is evident. Sometimes chant melodies used in very long values contrast with other voices ornamentally structured.
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