Quam pulchrae sunt mammae tuae (Paterman, Georg)

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IS (2016/7/21)

PDF typeset by engraver
IS (2016/7/21)

Editor Bjarke Moe
Engraver DCM
Publisher. Info. Copenhagen: Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2010.
Made available by courtesy of the Danish Centre for Music.
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Work Title Quam pulchrae sunt mammae tuae
Alternative. Title
Composer Paterman, Georg
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGP 1
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 [no tempo]
Text Incipit Quam pulchrae sunt mammae tuae
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1610
Language Latin
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 2 mixed choruses (SATTB and SSATB)
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This motet and Sponsa velut Christo juncta est Ecclesia Sponso" are the only surviving works by Georg Patermann, and show him to be a composer of talent, even by the high standards set by the many protestant church musicians at the start of the seventeenth century. At the same time, the pieces reflect the way that music was used at that time – as an accompaniment to the celebration of love and as a part of prosperous burghers’ self-presentation.