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. The Cedarville University copy is a photographic facsimile.
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The copy of Motetti A used to create the PDF (Additional Files) and the flipping book (the Read Online button) is in the public domain and made possible by courtesy of the National Library of France (gallica.bnf.fr).