CRIM

Citations: The Renaissance Imitation Mass Project

Observation <3441>

Observer: Jon Oddie

<R1721> Non-mechanical transformation — Model for <3442> Benedicta es

Counter-soggetto, Fuga, Non-imitative duo, Form and process

Voice:-

Rhythmic durations: False

Melodic intervals: True

Voices:
Cantus
Quinta pars
Tenor
Cantus
Quinta pars
Tenor

Melodic interval of entry: 5-4-8+5-4-

Time interval of entry: M4/2/6/4/2

Periodic: False

Strict: True

Flexed: False

Sequential: False

Inverted: False

Retrograde: False

Voices:
Cantus
Altus
Tenor
Bassus
Tenor
Bassus

Melodic interval of entry: 8-1+

Time interval of entry: M6/12

Strict: True

Flexed: False

Flexed, tonal: False

Sequential: False

Invertible: False

Internal repetition: True

Range: 76-79,79-82

Comment: Almost but not quite literal repetition of the whole contrapuntal complex (the entrance of the soggetto in the altus in b. 79--81 is altered)

Remarks: The chant soggetto forms the lower voice of a non-imitative duo with three presentations (a fourth partial presentation in bb. 79-81, not entered in the data above, is disguised by shifting the chant soggetto one semibreve earlier and splicing in two minim notes on the downbeat of b. 80). There are additional fuga entrances of the countersubject and an additional repeated countersubject in the sexta pars, possibly derived from the same descending-fourth motive as the main subject.