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  • Record Number: 8598
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Williamson , Magnus.
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  • Title: Royal Image-Making and Textual Interplay in Gilbert Banaster's "O Maria et Elizabeth" [The author argues that Banaster's motet was commissioned to celebrate Elizabeth of York's Pregnancy in 1486 through music for the Feast of the Visitation. Henry VII was anxious to bolster Tudor legitimacy and an heir from Edward IV's daughter was greatly desired. The Latin text and translation of "O Maria et Elizabeth" is reproduced on pages 244-245. The appendices reproduce Banaster's poem, "Miraculum sancti Thome martyris," which was written in English and a list of the corrodies granted by the Crown to Banaster. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Early Music History 19, ( 2000): Pages 237 - 278.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Banaster, Gilbert, Composer and Author- O Maria et Elizabeth, a Five-Part Motet Courts- Musical Activity Kings Mary, Virgin, Saint in Music Motets Music Politics Visitation, Liturgical Feast
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Five figures of musical examples. Figure One Respond: "Regnum mundi." Figure Two Tenor paraphrase, bars 89-103. Figure Three Motivic inversion and retrograde, bars 144-163. Figure Four Selective quotation and motivic repetition, bars 45-78. Figure Five Literal quotation in Medius and Tenor, bars 234-274.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Newastle
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 02611279
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