Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474): Flos florum

The text Dufay’s Marian three-part (ATT) motet Flos FLorum is to be found in the Analecta hymnica medii aevi.  It’s a song motet which means firstly that Dufay composed the melody in its entirety making no reference to the chant, and secondly that unlike previous generations’ motets their form is neither inferred nor derived from…

Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474): Veritas Mea

Over the weekend I listened to Dufay’s Missa de S Anthonii de Padua, at some point I’ll have to write about this extraordinary setting of the Mass. Dufay was particularly devoted to St. Anthony of Padua and his Missa de S Anthonii de Padua is remarkable both because of its extraordinary musical diversity and beauty…