Cipriano de Rore: Missa Praeter rerum seriem, Kyrie

As we continue our journey through the Sacred Polyphony of the 16th century, we come to Cipriano de Rore, a Flemish composer who accompanied his countryman, Margaret of Parma to Naples, on the occasion of her wedding to a scion of the House of Medici. He remained in Italy and became an admirer and imitator of both the styles of Josquin des Pres and Adrian Willaert.

In this piece, Missa Praeter rerum serium, Cipriano takes the Christmas Mass of Josquin by the same name, written for 6 voices, replaces a tenor with a soprano and adds a seventh voice.

FromRome.Info features at 5 P.M. daily, Rome time, a selection of sacred music for the edification of our readers, so that they can better grasp how contrary to the very nature of Catholic liturgy were the so called “reforms” of Vatican II.