Musical setting of the Office for the Dead, 1640

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Recto: 8 lines of music and text in Latin printed by letterpress on laid and watermarked rag paper. The music is printed in red and black on five-line staves with square and diamond-shaped neumes. "Catchwords" nolite & aeternam in the bottom margins of both Recto and Verso indicate to the printer the beginning of the next page.

Verso: As Recto
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Printer: Not known.

Date: c. 1640

Content: Officium Defunctorum is a musical setting of The Office for the Dead. It was composed by the Spanish Renaissance composer, Tomás Luis de Victoria in 1603 for the funeral of the Dowager Empress Maria, sister of Philip II of Spain and daughter of Charles V. The work includes a setting of the Requiem Mass which accounts for about 26 minutes of the 42 minute composition.

Condition: This leaf is in fine condition. It has original margins all round and a sharp impression. There are two wormholes in the right margin, not touching the printed area.
The leaf is unconditionally guaranteed genuine.

Size: Size of leaf: approx. 275x175 mm. Text area including heading: approx. 250x150 mm. Presented in a museum quality mat, ready to frame. Certificate of Authenticity.
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Packing & registered, insured post within Australia: $22.50. Overseas destinations: ask for quote.

Stock Number: PMU002

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