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Who am I?
I am a conductor, composer, musicologist, reviewer and music-lover, particularly interested in the Renaissance Master Pierre de la Rue. I have conducted many of la Rue's works and completed this edition in September, 2020
Pierre de la Rue
was one of the first 'great' composers. La Rue developed a style that was subtly different to that of his contemporaries, and wrote music in all of the important genres of his time. Much of la Rue's music has not previously been available to choral directors and ensembles, but that will now hopefully change with my 'complete' performing edition of the Master's music being made generally available.
Click here to view or download the Preface to this edition
Click here to view or download William's Annotated Contents to this editionAnnotated Contents
NEW! Click here to download William's paper on la Rue's Lamentationes settingThe Rehabilitation of a Masterpiece? Pierre de la Rue's Lamentationes Hieremiae prophetae
Click here to view or download William's paper on Scribal Errors encountered while compiling this editionCorrecting Scribal Errors Preserved in Editions of the Works of Pierre de la Rue
Click here to read William's new paper concerning the authenticity of the motet Laudate Dominum omnes gentesPater de caelis Deus and Laudate Dominum omnes gentes: Matters of authenticity, structure and style in two motets by Pierre de la Rue
Click here to view or download William's paper on the Missa Pourquoy nonMissa Pourquoy non: A Case for Re-Evaluation
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