4 Short Motets, c.1490-1545 - 3 scores composed by John Taverner (1490-1545). For ATB wind/string instruments. Miscellaneous Music. Early Music Library. Sacred. 3 Scores. Published by London Pro Musica (MM.EML0380).
These short pieces by John Taverner (c. 1490-1545) are taken from the so-called Baldwyn Commonplace Book. Though very short, they are exquisitely-crafted, and full of distinctive melodic turns, typical of English music of the first half of the sixteenth century. All but no. 3 are straightforward cantus-firmus settings of plainsong melodies. 1. Jesu spes poenitentibus (Mass of the Name of Jesus) 2. Traditur militibus (Mass of he Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ) 3. Tarn peccatum (Mass of the Name of Jesus) 4. Fecundata sine viro.