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JOSQUIN DES PREZ  

(1455 - 1521)

Josquin, the descriptive part of whose name appears in various forms, occupies a leading position in the music of his generation. He represents the dominance of composers from Northern France and the Netherlands in this period, a school of music sometimes known as the Netherlands School but influential throughout the Habsburg domains. Josquin was employed in Milan, at the papal chapel in Rome, by King Louis XII of France, at the court of the d’Estes in Ferrara and finally in his native region of Condé, where he died in 1521.

Church Music

Josquin wrote a large amount of church music. Of this, 18 Mass settings survive, including one using as a basic motif or cantus firmus the well-known secular song L’homme armé; one honouring his Ferrara patron Duke Ercole d’Este, Hercules Dux Ferrariae, its cantus firmus based on the musical transliteration of its title; and the Missa Pange lingua, which uses the Latin hymn of the same name. Josquin also wrote a large number of motets of equally faultless technique, the epitome of Renaissance musical achievement, among which may be mentioned Absalom, fili mi, Ave Maria gratia plena and his Stabat mater dolorosa.

Secular Music

Vocal music largely to French texts includes a lament for the death of the composer Ockeghem, Nymphes des bois. The chanson El grillo, with its imitation of the cricket, is a fine jeu d’esprit, as is the light-hearted Scaramella va alla guerra. Mille regretz is among the best known of a remarkable collection of works.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
Artist Profile Series - Jeremy Summerly Naxos 8.506024
Meditation Naxos 8.508010

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
A-la-mi-re Manuscripts (The): Flemish Polyphonic Treasures Naxos
8.554744
Choral - Sacred
AMARCORD: Book of Madrigals (The) (NTSC) Accentus Music
ACC-20304
Classical Concert
ANCHIETA: Missa Sine Nomine Naxos
8.555772
Instrumental
Art and Music: Da Vinci - Music of His Time Naxos
8.558057
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred, Instrumental, Choral - Sacred, Instrumental, Choral - Secular
Art and Music: Raphael - Music of His Time Naxos
8.558119
Instrumental, Vocal
Artist Profile Series - SUMMERLY, Jeremy Naxos
8.578072
Choral - Sacred
AVE MARIA - Les plus beaux Ave Maria et chants a la Vierge (The Most Beautiful Ave Marias and Songs to the Virgin) Naxos
8.570886-87
Choral - Sacred
BRUMEL, A.: Missa pro defunctis / CRECQUILLON, T.: Lamentationes Jeremiae (endBeginning) (New York Polyphony) BIS
BIS-SACD-1949
Vocal Ensemble
CAPIROLA, V.: Lute Music (Cherici) Tactus
TC470301
Instrumental
Chamber Music - PULLOIS, J. / DUFAY, G. / CICONIA, J. / BINCHOIS, G. de B. dit (Music from the Court of Burgundy) (Ciaramella) Yarlung Records
YAR05785
Chamber Music
Chamber Music (Renaissance) - JANEQUIN, C. / FESTA, S. / NOLLA, G.D. / ARCADELT, J. / MORLEY, T. / RADESCA, E.A. / JOSQUIN DES PREZ (Musica Fresca) Divox
CDX-79804
Vocal Ensemble
Choral Concert: The King's Singers - SCHUTZ, H. / POULENC, F. / LASSO, O. (Pater Noster: A Choral Reflection on the Lord's Prayer) Naxos
8.572987
Vocal Ensemble
Choral Music - HILDEGARD OF BINGEN / PALESTRINA, G. / BYRD, W. / ISAAC, H. / JOSQUIN DES PREZ / DUFAY, G. (Voices of Ascension Chorus) Delos
DE3174
Choral - Sacred
Choral Music - PALESTRINA, G. / JOSQUIN DES PREZ / VIADANA, L. / VIADANA, L. / VICTORIA, T. / BYRD, W. (Beyond Chant Mysteries of the Renaissance) Delos
DE3165
Choral - Sacred
Discover Early Music Naxos Educational
8.558170-71
Instrumental, Choral - Sacred
DOULCE MEMOIRE: Renaissance Winds (Regal and Popular 16th Century Music for Wind Band) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90261
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
EARLY MUSIC FOR MEDITATION Naxos
8.557652
Vocal Ensemble
French Chansons Naxos
8.550880
Choral - Secular
GLORIA! - Songs of Exaltation Dorian Sono Luminus
DSL-90906
Choral - Sacred
Introduction to Early Music (An) Naxos
8.551203
Choral - Secular
JOSQUIN DES PREZ: Magnificat / Missa L'ami baudechon / Credo / OCKEGHEM, J.: Credo (The Early Josquin) (Capella Alamire, Urquhart) Dorian Sono Luminus
DIS-80131
Choral - Sacred
JOSQUIN: Missa L'homme arme / Ave Maria / Absalon, fili mi Naxos
8.553428
Choral - Sacred, Vocal Ensemble, Choral - Sacred
Lute and Vocal Music - MONTEVERDI, C. / FRESCOBALDI, G. / NEGRI, C. / BORRONO, P.P. / CACCINI, G. (The Italian Lute Song) (Baird, McFarlane) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90236
Vocal
MILANO, F. da: Spagna contrapunto / PRAETORIUS, M.: Spagnoletta / VERARDI, C. Historia Baetica (La Spagna) (Madrid Atrium Musicae, Paniagua) BIS
BIS-SACD-1963
Chamber Music
MUSIC FOR VAN DYCK - Chansons and Madrigals from the 16th and the 20th Centuries (Ring Around Quartet) Newton Classics
NC8802171
Vocal Ensemble
Music of the Italian Renaissance Naxos
8.550615
Instrumental
OCKEGHEM: Missa L'homme arme / JOSQUIN: Memor esto verbi tui Naxos
8.554297
Choral - Sacred
Oh Flanders Free: Music of the Flemish Renaissance Naxos
8.554516
Choral - Secular, Vocal Ensemble, Choral - Sacred
Renaissance Masterpieces Naxos
8.550843
Choral - Sacred
SAINTS AND SINNERS - The Music of Medieval and Renaissance Europe [10 CD Boxed Set] Naxos
8.501067
Choral - Sacred
SPAIN Rondinella (La): Sephardic Journey (Spain and the Spanish Jews) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-93171
Vocal
TROMBONCINO, Bartolomeo: Vocal Music (Dulces Exuviae) (Ensemble Les Nations, Baldassari) Tactus
TC472002
Vocal Ensemble
Vocal Music (More Hispano) - CARA, M. / TROMBONCINO, B. / NARVAEZ, L. de / JOSQUIN DES PREZ / VERDELOT, P. (New Glosas on Early Music) Carpe Diem
CD-16285
Chamber Music
Vocal Recital: Curti, Cristina - JOSQUIN DES PREZ / PESENTI, M. / ZESSO, G.B. / CARA, M. / PATAVINO, F. / TROMBONCINO, B. (Cigni capre galli e grilli) Tactus
TC460301
Vocal
Winds and Voices 2 (At the Danish Court Chapel) Dacapo
8.224077
Chamber Music
World of Early Music Naxos
8.554770-71
Choral - Sacred
Yarlung Records - The First Seven Years Yarlung Records
YAR96821
Chamber Music
Role: Lyricist 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 
Art and Music: Da Vinci - Music of His Time Naxos
8.558057
Choral - Secular
French Chansons Naxos
8.550880
Choral - Secular




 
 
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