chapter  IV
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Imperial Manuscripts Containing masses by Chapel Musician

The analysis of parody technique provides a specific insight into the influences bearing on compositional detenninations; however, other evidence helps to define the relationships between contemporary composers. For another approach to these types of relationships, let us turn to the extant music sources from the court. The pieces perfonned by the court chapel and deemed important enough either to be recorded in the court's choirbooks, or presented as gifts, fonn a central core repertory which helps define trends within the court, and also relationships to other musical centers.