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Medieval Music Database

Agnus Dei (La Messe de Nostre Dame)

by Guillaume de Machaut


New York: Wildenstein Collection, fol. 294v (4/4);
Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale, fonds français 1584 (MachA), fol. 449v (4/4); Bibliothèque Nationale, fonds français 1585 (MachB), fol. 292v (4/4); Bibliothèque Nationale, fonds français 9221 (MachE), fol. 170 (4/4); Bibliothèque Nationale, fonds français 22546 (MachG), fol. 132v (4/4).


1. Examples of Music Before 1400, edited by Harold Gleason, Rochester, New York: Eastman School of Music Series, 1942, p. 97 (Pn22546).
2. Masterpieces of Music Before 1750: An Anthology of Musical Examples from Gregorian Chant to J. S. Bach, edited by Carl Parrish and J. F. Ohl, New York: W. W. Norton, 1951, no. 13 [R Besseler].
3. Norton Anthology of Western Music. Vol. I. Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque, edited by Claude V. Palisca, Yale University: W. W. Norton, 1980, p. 82 [R Keitel].


1. BESSELER, Heinrich. Die Musik des Mittelalters und der Renaissance, Potsdam: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft Athenaion, 1931, pp. 149-150.
2. MACHABEY, Armand. Guillaume de Machault, 130?-1377: La vie et l'oeuvre musicale, 2 vols, Paris: Richard-Masse-Editeur, 1955. Bibliothèque d'études musicales, pp. 126-128.
3. POP, Rodica. 'Elemente ale gindirii functionale prezente in creatia lui Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377)', Lucrari de Muzicologie, II (1967), p. 4.
4. DÖMLING, Wolfgang. 'Isorhythmie und Variation. Über Kompositionstechnik in der Messe Guillaume de Machauts', Archiv für Musikwissenschaft, XXVIII/1 (1971), pp. 26-27., pp. 26-27.


1. Musik des Mittelalters und der Renaissance, various performers: DGG 136306.
2. [Machaut], Deller Consort, Ancient Instrument Ensemble of Zurich, directed by Alfred Deller, Austin Miskell: Harmonia Mundi HMU 34917.
3. Guillaume de Machault (c.1300-1377) [mass], Les Paraphonistes de St. Jean des Matines, Brussels Pro Musi, directed by Guillaume de Van (1936): Anthologie Sonore AS 31/32 [78 rpm.
4. [Machaut: Messe de Nostre Dame], Dessoff Choirs with the New York Brass Ensemble, directed by Paul Boepple (1951): CLASSIC 6193.
5. Masterpieces of Music Before 1750. Vol. 1: Gregorian Chant to the 16th Century, Danish Soloists and Ensembles, directed by Mogens Wöldike (1953): Haydn Society HSL 2071 (set HSL-B).
6. The Ars Nova in France. Guillaume de Machaut: La Messe de Nostre Dame; Ten Secular Works, Brussels Pro Musica Antiqua, directed by Safford Cape (1956): Archiv ARC 3032 [US].
7. [Machaut mass], Vocal ensemble: J. Archimbaud (Tr), Pierre Deniau (C-T), G., directed by Roger Blanchard (1956): Ducretet-Thomson 270.C.085.
8. Music at Notre Dame in Paris, Deller Consort London, members of Collegium Aureum (1961): Lumen AMS 5005.
9. Guillaume de Machaut. Notre Dame Mass and Gregorian Proper for the Feast of The Assumption, The London Ambrosian Singers with the The Vienna Renaissance, directed by John McCarthy (1966): Harmonia Mundi HMF 10.071 (FRA).
10. Guillaume de Machaut. La Messe de Notre Dame, Virelais, Rondeaux, Ballades, Lai, The Purcell Choir with instrumental ensemble, John Caldwell, directed by Frank Ll. Harrison, Grayston Burgess (1969): Oiseau-Lyre SOL 310 (GB) [ZTT-717-IG].
11. Guillaume de Machaut (c.1300 - 1377). La Messe de Nostre Dame. 9 Weltliche Werke, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and soloists, directed by August Wenzinger (1969): Archiv-IMS 2533 054 (INT).
12. Guillaume de Machaut. La Messe de Nostre Dame, Motetten, James Bowman and Tom Sutcliffe (CT), Capella Antiqua München, directed by Konrad Ruhland (1970): Telefunken AS6 41125 (SAWT 9566-B).
13. En Retrouvant le Moyen Age, Ensemble Polyphonique de Paris, directed by Charles Ravier (1971): Boìte a Musique BAM LD 5100.
14. Recordings to accompany A History of Western Music and Norton Anthology of Western Music (compiled from other recordings, directed by Thomas Binkley, David Munrow, Denis Stevens
15. [Guillaume de Machaut], Séminaire Européen de Musique Ancienne, directed by Bernard Gagnepain (1977): Erato EFM 18041.
16. Anonyme du XIVe Siècle: Messe de Tournai; Guillaume de Machaut: Messe de Nostre Dame, Ensemble Vocal Guillaume Dufay, Ensemble Instrumental 'Les S, directed by Arsène Bedois (1981): Erato STU 71303 (FRA).
17. Guillaume de Machaut. Messe de Nostre Dame, Taverner Consort, Taverner Choir, directed by Andrew Parrott (1984): EMI Reflexe IC067-1435761.

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