AAB choir a cappella Composed by Johannes Regis. Liturgical Use: Marian Feasts. Text: Latin. Choral. Vocal Score. Duration ca. 6 minutes. Notre Dame Choir Editions #NDC014. Published by Notre Dame Choir Editions (PE.NDC014).
Organ solo Edited by Michael Meuser, Thomas Berning, Mathias Kohlmann, Matthias Degott, Martin Kolle, Meinrad Walter, Wilm Geismann. Hymns by Martin Luther: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ. German title: Stammteil. Free organ music, Advent, Lent and Passiontide, Easter and Eastertide, Christmas, Eucharist, Communion, Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hymns in praise of the Virgin Mary, Mourning, death. Collection. 224 pages. Carus Verlag #CV 18.075/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.1807500).
Johannes Regis is a composer of the second generation of the Flemish Polyphony, championed by Johannes Ockeghem (at the French royal court). He was sufficiently famous to be named in the Motet “Omnium bonorum plena”, the “prayer for the singers”, as were his generation-fellows Ockeghem and Antoine Busnois (at the Burgundian ducal court) as well as Josquin Desprez, the champion of Compère’s own third generation.
Johannes Regis is a latinized name (not unusual in the international world of feudal artists), which would translate in English as “John of the king”; his original name probably was something like Jean Leroy (in French) or J(eh)an Deconinc (in Dutch).
[This contribution is endebted to KULeuven’s musicology professor Ignace Bossuyt’s book “De Vlaamse Polyfonie”.]