ALEXANDER AGRICOLA (1446 - 1506)
The Franco-Netherlandish composer Agricola had a distinguished career in Italy and at the French court, finally serving Philip the Fair – Duke of Burgundy and subsequently King of Castile. His style is reminiscent of Ockeghem, from whom he seems to have learnt much.
Choral, Vocal and Instrumental Music
Agricola left a number of settings of the Mass and motets. At the same time he contributed to the repertoire of the chanson, setting generally French texts. His instrumental music includes versions of compositions by Binchois, Ockeghem and others.