Inviolata integra et casta es Maria by Josquin de Prez. For SATTB choir a cappella. Liturgical Use: Marian Feasts. Text: Latin. Choral. Vocal score. Text Language: Latin. Duration ca. 6 minutes. Published by Notre Dame Choir Editions (PE.NDC042).
With Text Language: Latin. Choral.
A setting of a traditional plainsong melody that could be called the quintessential work of Josquin's middle maturity. The motet combines a rigorous technical device - in this case a Gregorian melody treated in canon in two inner voices - with the utmost boldness of invention in the three accompanying voices.