Jacobus Flori: Motets and Dutch Polyphonic Songs
Jacobus Florij, Modulorum aliquot tam sacrorum quam prophanorum cum tribus vocibus […], liber unus, Leuven, P. Phalesius, 1573.
Jacobus Flori, pupil of Orlandus Lassus in Munich, was active in the cities of Den Bosch, Stuttgart and Brussels, and at the Innsbruck court chapel. In 1573, a collection of his sacred and secular songs, both in Latin (7) and in Dutch (17), was published by Petrus Phalesius in Leuven. Nearly all compositions in this edition are unique. The Dutch songs, which primarily set biblical texts to music, reveal Flori to have been influenced by composers like Jacobus Clemens non Papa and Noë Faignient, and some of the seven motets are clearly inspired by Lassus.
This new edition is the result of a cooperation of the Alamire Foundation, Resonant vzw and Erfgoedcel Leuven and was part of the musical heritage festival Townscape - Soundscape: Leuvense stadsklanken uit de 16de eeuw ('Leuven City Sounds from the 16th Century'), Leuven, 3 October - 26 November 2005.
Editor: N. Gabriels, E. Schreurs
Co-authors: M. De Wilde, H. Meeus, P. Stryckers, D. Verbeke
Leuven – Peer, 2006, XXXVI + 139 pp.
ISBN 90 6853 166 2