Journals Higher Education


Sheet Music

Published: 18 February 2021

232 Pages | 10.0 x 7.0 inches

ISBN: 9780193534858

Bookseller Code (32)


Mark Keane

The Oxford Book of Upper-Voice Polyphony

A collection of sixteenth-century motets in two to six parts

Vocal score

Forces or Category: Upper voices unaccompanied

  • 43 European motets from the sixteenth century
  • For unaccompanied upper voices in two to six parts, with the exception of two double choruses
  • Comprises well-known favourites, lesser-known items, and pieces published for the first time in modern notation
  • New editions prepared from original sources
  • Playable piano reductions for rehearsal purposes, where needed
  • Sacred texts in Latin, with non-singing English translations provided
  • Repertoire covering the church year, including all major feasts
  • Includes detailed commentary for each piece, with historical background and source information