ABSTRACT

Although sacred music formed only a small part of Gardano’s output in the fifties, a market still existed for such music, especially among churches which needed liturgicallyoriented publications for performance in the daily round of services. These needs were met by Gardano and his composers with a series of books of psalms, magnificats, masses, and one setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah. Some were reprints of music from the forties, but a large portion were newly printed in this decade. These practical collections were supplemented by a group of motet books, a number of which were also reprints from the forties.