Motetti A, numero trentatre

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Motetti A

Motetti A, numero trentatre
Venice, 1502 [Photographic facsimile]

Ottaviano Petrucci (1466-1539) was an Italian printer who produced the first printed music with movable type in 1501, the secular work Harmonice Musices Odhecaton A. His 1502 collection of motets, polyphonic musical settings for chorus of Latin texts, is perhaps the earliest example of sacred music printed with movable type and contains works by Josquin, Compère, Agricola, and others. Petrucci's work revolutionized music distribution and helped establish the Franco Flemish style's dominance throughout Europe for the next century.