Antico Edition RCM135
Renaissance Church Music
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Title: Missa Regnum mundi RCM135 cover
Composer: Nicholas Ludford
Editor: Nick Sandon
Reference: RCM135
Price (GBP): 6.50
Description: The choice of cantus firmus for this Mass, a plainchant sung on the feasts of only two saints in the Sarum calendar, Margaret and Winifred, suggests that Ludford may have written it for St Margaret’s church, Westminster, his own parish church in which he was married, served as a guild member and churchwarden, and was buried. Perhaps it was one of the compositions in the book of music which St Margaret’s bought from him in 1533/4. Whatever the case, it is arguably his most ‘modern’ Mass: succinct and lyrical, with an imaginative handling of texture and many telling harmonic touches. Now in a second edition. For five voices: SATBarB. viii + 40 pages. ISMN 979-0-57039-126-4.

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