This picture shows an excerpt from the choirbook Mus.ms. 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!
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.