ATT voices or ATT recorders
Composed by Dufay/Frye. Recorder Trios. Early Music Library. Choral or Vocal Music. 3 Scores. Published by London Pro Musica (MM.EML0149).
Item Number: MM.EML0149
Of these three fifteenth-century antiphons, Walter Frye's Ave regina coelorum seems to have had the justifiable reputation of a classic of its time, to judge by the large number of sources in which it is found. It appears in at least ten fifteenth-century manuscripts in three parts, and in three others in four parts -there is also a keyboard transcription in the Buxheim Book. Many of these sources consist primarily of secular music, and in fact the style of the work is closer to that of contemporary chansons than that of most liturgical music, unlike some other antiphons of the period (e. g. Dufay's Salve nos, domine printed here) it does not use any plainsong. It may well have been intended for domestic devotional purposes.