how the discantus
serves as the priman means for musically expressing the text (while exploring vexing problems of differing text underlay in the sources), and variants in the tenor and particularly the contratenor--demonstrated in an oddly textless, comparative transcription of piece With the variant tenor readings in m.
make up the opening notes of the primus discantus
part, with underlying harmonies of D major, A major, and C minor (p.
Curtis has also created a newly composed discantus
to complete the movement--a musically sensitive solution that clearly refers to the top voices of the Credo and Sanctus.
In dealing with the number of voices Fallows sensibly indicates that, unless otherwise stated, the songs are for three voices with text only in the discantus
A title page (if one was issued for the discantus
partbook) is lacking, and the publication remains as yet unidentified.