Missa L'homme armé

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Over 40 settings of the Ordinary of the Mass using the tune L'homme armé survive from the period between 1450 and the end of the 17th century, making the tune the most popular single source from the period on which to base an imitation mass.

Some of the Missae L'homme armé are as follows:

Probably dating from the 1450s:

Probably written before 1475:

Probably written before 1500:

Written after 1500:

More recent L'homme armé works[edit]


  1. ^ Maddocks, Fiona (2016). Music for Life: 100 Works to Carry You Through. Faber & Faber. p. 124. ISBN 978-0-571-32939-7.
  • David Fallows: "L'homme armé." Grove Music Online, ed. L. Macy (Accessed April 8, 2007), (subscription access)