What’s the best (fastest) way to find or compile a table that matches motets with the liturgical season or function? I’m specifically interested at the moment in matching 16th century polyphonic motets written for Easter through Ascension, but a general reference would be very handy. Any ideas?
My thanks to Larry Thompson, Allen Simon, and John Howell. The pointer to CanticaNova.com is a good one (http://canticanova.com/planning/year-b/plnaeb_m.htm), and the list of propers (musicasacra.com/pdf/propers1974.pdf) is very helpful. I spend a fair amount of time on both of those websites, but didn’t think of them, so thanks for the reminder/pointer.
Searching for motets with the same titles as the propers of the day is the way I’ve been doing this – unless a recording or score on my shelf says (“xyz – antiphon for the feast of abc”)