It is easy to forget that Renaissance music includes many examples from the New World. The Magnificat programmed for today’s celebration is found in a 17th century Mexican manuscript. At the time of this setting of the “Canticle of Mary,” nearly one hundred years had passed since the appearances of Our Lady to Blessed Juan Diego outside of Mexico City.
- Jacobus Gallus (1550-1591):
- Orlande de Lassus (1532?-1594):
Ave maris stella
- Anonymous 17th Century Mexican:
Magnificat Primi Toni
- Jean Mouton (ca. 1459-1522):
Beata Dei genetrix