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Title:A modern edition and guide to motet O mysterium venerabile and motet Sacris solemniis by Henry Du Mont (1610-1684)
Author(s):Te Slaa, Norman G.
Director of Research:Solya, Andrea
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Megill, Andrew
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Bashford, Christina; Temperley, Nicholas
Department / Program:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Du Mont
grand motet
Louis XIV
Chapelle Royale
Abstract:This dissertation consists of a study and transcription of two motets, O mysterium venerabile and Sacris solemniis, by Henry Du Mont (1610-84), taken from a collection of twenty of his motets published in Paris by Ballard in 1686. Henry Du Mont served as a sous-maître (deputy music director) in Louis XIV’s Chapelle Royale from 1663 to 1683. The first part of this study addresses the political, economic, religious, educational and musical scene of mid-seventeenth century France, along with aspects of the Chapelle Royale and its music during Louis’ reign. Background information on Du Mont’s early life and education is also given, together with modern transcriptions of the two motets. Each motet calls for a five-part string ensemble, a five or six-part solo choir, and five-part large chorus and basso continuo, which has been realized for organ. Both motets are well within the musical capabilities of most college choirs, and of good church and community choirs. It is intended that these editions will be made available to the public through a domestic publisher.
Issue Date:2019-04-11
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Norman G. Te Slaa
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-08-23
Date Deposited:2019-05

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