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Ludwig Senfl (c.1490–1543): A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works and Sources

Vol. 1: Catalogue of the Works

Stefan Gasch, Sonja Tröster, Birgit Lodes

  • Pages: 682 p.
  • Size:180 x 240 mm
  • Illustrations:2 tables b/w.
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2019

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-58420-1
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  • ISBN: 978-2-503-58426-3
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The first encompassing catalogue of compositions by the Renaissance composer Ludwig Senfl. The volume includes detailed information concerning every composition and provides reliable data on the transmission of the composer’s works.


"Der Catalogue Raisonné (CR) bietet insgesamt sehr gute Vorausset-zungen  und  eine  solide  Basis  für  weiterführende  Forschungen zu Ludwig Senfl. Für die allgemeineDarstellungsweise von Werkkatalogen von Kompo-nisten  des  Mittelalters  bzw.  der  frühen  Neuzeit  kann dem CR darüber hinaus eine Vorbildfunktion attestiert  werden." (Christian Schnauß, in: Die Tonkunst, April 2021, Nr. 2, Jg. 15 (2021), p. 219)


Stefan Gasch and Sonja Tröster are editors of the New Senfl Edition and lecturers at the University of Vienna as well as the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.


Until now, scholars have had an inadequate picture of the scope and transmission of the œuvre of Ludwig Senfl (c.1490–1543), one of the most important Renaissance composers of the German-speaking lands. The current publication presents an extraordinary and exceptionally comprehensive catalogue raisonné for this Renaissance composer. Volume 1 of the two-volume set forms the catalogue of works (including lost and misattributed compositions). It is organized according to genre and provides a thorough description of every composition. Each entry includes a musical incipit, comments on the musical structure, and comprehensive information concerning the transmission and the authenticity of the composition in addition to many other details. In its layout, structure, and critical approach to Senfl’s music, this volume enables far-reaching research into the composer’s style as well as a detailed characterisation of his œuvre, and thus it provides clues towards a long-desired chronology of the composer’s works.

The Senfl Catalogue serves as an encyclopaedic research tool for further scholarly investigation: it not only presents a lively and coherent picture of Senfl’s œuvre, but also helps to explore the broader musical culture of his time. At the same time, the in-depth presentation and analysis of Senfl’s music provides Early Music performers with new information on repertory that adds to the soundscape of the Renaissance.



Guide to the Senfl Catalogue (SC)
Abbreviations - Catalogue Compendium
List of Corresponding RISM and Census Sigla
Former Shelfmarks of Individual Manuscripts
List of Sources in Zwickau, Ratsschulbibliothek
List of Contrafacta
Cross-References of Motets and Proper Settings

Catalogue of the Works

Ordinaries of the Mass (O 1 - O 10)
Proper Settings for the Mass and for the Office (P 1 - P 30)
Magnificat Settings (Mag 1 - Mag 8)
Motets (M 1 - M 123)
Ode Settings (Ode 1 - Ode 42)
Songs (S 1 - S 356)