The Works

This picture shows an excerpt from the choirbook 12 of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich, a representative manuscript of the sixteenth century that was made under Senfl’s supervision.
The Marian motet shown here was composed by Senfl for the Duke of Munich. Just take a listen!

Ludwig Senfl, Mater Digna Dei / Ave, sanctissima Maria, Interpret: Gruppe für Alte Musik München

The Sources

Senfl’s works have survived not only in manuscripts, but also on playing cards, engraved stone tables, embroidered partbooks and in the new medium of printing. His songs in particular enjoyed European-wide circulation through print. And Senfl’s Elslein was not only then, but is also still today a Renaissance musical hit.

Ludwig Senfl, Ach Elslein, liebes Elselein mein, Interpreten: Capilla Flamenca, La Caccia