Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
The polyphonic magnificat, according to Gustave Reese1 one of the most widely used forms of composition during the Renaissance, has received relatively little attention from music scholars. Examples of this genre can be found among the works of nearly every leading composer of the Renaissance. Certain practices are characteristic of the genre. Some are the result of the nature of the chant structure. Others stem from the traditional practices in magnificat composition. I shall discuss several of these characteristics as demonstrated in the works of Orlando di Lasso.
Peters, Lindsey, "The chant-based polyphonic magnificat of Orlando di Lasso" (1968). Honors Theses. 574.