QUOTE(Tenor Viol @ Jan 5 2012, 11:41 PM)
QUOTE(jod @ Jan 5 2012, 05:06 PM)
Both these Motets are glorious.
Do remember the term Anthem was coined when the Church of England was formed and is a distinctly Anglican term.
Just remembering my notes for my dissertation on the Restoration Verse Anthem, and the chapter on the origins of the Anthem.
The RC church do observe Transfiguration on Lent 2, however the actual feast is on 6th August. Altar Cloth and Vestement Colour White. Major Festival.
The Transfiguration is a Feast of the Lord (in post Vatican II terminology). Pre-Reformation, texts would be set in Latin and set as a motet (these first appear late C13th). The Anglican tradition created the verse anthem and then the anthem which in essence wanted the same idea but in English and accompanied (by anything from viols / recorders to organ).
It is extremely unlikely that an RC church would have an issue with the performance of an 'Anglican' anthem especially if the text is appropriate.
Are you going to tell me how to suck eggs too?
I wrote my Undergraduate Thesis on the development of the Verse Anthem, more specifically the String Verse Anthem of the Restoration Court. What I did not read at the time was not listed in RILM and an awful lot of it so bad it promptly went under BIN.
Incidentely, it was a response in the rubrics in Cramner's original 1549 prayer book, and in Tudor times, Full Anthems were also composed. They just were not so popular as the Verse Anthem as the Verse Anthem had Verses for solo singers.
There are many more sources than just the Oxford Tudor Anthem Book, which also contains Motets!
I probably did not use Post Vatican II terminology. However I do know what date the Feast is. Plainsong Motets were written before 13th Century. It is only the polyphonic ones that were written at that point.
cf Hildegarde von Bingen and Guilleme de Machault.
RC church = motets Church of England = Anthems