Although these rests are formally part of the isorhythmic design, effectively, thissounds like repeated introiti.
This is unusual for isorhythmic motets, in which the sections normally become progressively shorter, but this proportional structure achieves its own equally effective balance.
The title of the piece is rooted in the name of the cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, or St.
The dedication ceremony was the highlight of the liturgical calendar. Dufay's motet Nuper rosarum flores is thus situated at a historical crossroads.
While the compositional device of isorhythm was common in the fifteenth century, especially for large occasional pieces, Dufay 's choice of ratios here is unique for its complexity. The four talea's of the two tenor parts are written in meters with a proportion of 6: The motetusfollows behind the triplum by one quarter note with the exception of the first note of the duet.
Sources Edit Vallemy, Andreas. This results in a durational ratio of 6: Observations Edit Nuper rosarum flores is particularly interesting for its seemingly codified representation of mathematical proportions of the St.
Weiss, Piero and Taruskin, Richard. During the weeks leading up to the dedication Pope Eugenius, along with his retinue, was resident in the city. Likewise, motive B C-A-G motive is also reflected in mostrepeats.
The unique isorhythmic ratio chosen to honor the Florentine Cathedral may symbolize instead the Old Testament Temple of Solomon, whose overall length, length of nave and sanctuary, and height were The upper melodies are free-flowing and rhythmically active, though melodic fragments are recycled later in the piece a technique known as isomelism.
Most significantly, this free isomelic design allowsDufay to construct lines that relate in ways that the ear can perceive.
The work is divided into four sections, each begins with a florid duet between the two upper voices and continues with the entrance of the cantus firmus. In this sense it is quite fitting that it was composed for an event so central to the renaissance asthe consecration of the Florence Cathedral.
For instance,the talea with longest metric value, talea 1, contains the most text, while the talea with shortest metric value, talea 3,contains the least text.
Brown erroneously claims that each talea corresponds with a strophe of text Brown Like Brunelleschi, Dufay reaches to the past forinspiration. These fourteen notes are used as a canonic color in the two tenors, with an interlocking talea pattern the rhythm patterns of the two tenor parts are different from each other that totals 28 longa notes, of which the first 14 are rests.
Primary measures will be used todescribe the tenor isorhythmic structure, while secondary measures will be used in discussing the upper voices.
Pre-existing Gregorian cantus firmus; middle: Music in the Wester World. The last two strophes run together and are a prayer to the Virgin on behalf of the people of Florence Carpenter5—6. Because of this anomaly, scholars have tried to determine the significance of these ratios. The fourfold structure of the motet derives from the isorhythmic plan of the lower voices, which sing a long-note cantus firmus in canon with one another.
Listen to the third duet. And for the event, the director of the Papal choir, Guillaume Dufay, presented new compositions, including the celebratory isorhythmic motet Nuper rosarum flores.
The text, probably written by Dufay himself, consists of four Latin stanzas, seven lines of seven syllables each. Dufay's stunning motet Nuper Rosarum Flores holds a particularly important place in the history of Florence. As its text relates, Dufays motet was composed for the consecration of Florence's great Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, known colloquially as Il Duomo on.
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As its text relates, Dufays motet was composed for the consecration of Florence's great Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, known colloquially as Il Duomo on.
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