Josquin des Prez
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Josquin des Prez

Josquin des Prez Biography (Wikipedia)

Josquin des Prez (c. 1450/1455 – 27 August 1521), often referred to simply as Josquin, was a Flemish, French speaking composer of the Renaissance. His original name is sometimes given as Josquin Lebloitte and his later name is given under a wide variety of spellings in French, Italian, and Latin, including Iosquinus Pratensis and Iodocus a Prato. His motet Illibata Dei virgo nutrix includes an acrostic of his name, where he spelled it "Josquin des Prez". He was the most famous European composer between Guillaume Dufay and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and is usually considered to be the central figure of the Franco-Flemish School. Josquin is widely considered by music scholars to be the first master of the high Renaissance style of polyphonic vocal music that was emerging during his lifetime.

During the 16th century, Josquin gradually acquired the reputation as the greatest composer of the age, his mastery of technique and expression universally imitated and admired.[POV? – discuss] Writers as diverse as Baldassare Castiglione and Martin Luther wrote about his reputation and fame; theorists such as Heinrich Glarean and Gioseffo Zarlino held his style as that best representing perfection. He was so admired that many anonymous compositions were attributed to him by copyists, probably to increase their sales. More than 370 works are attributed to him; it was only after the advent of modern analytical scholarship that some of these attributions were challenged, and revealed as mistaken, on the basis of stylistic features and manuscript evidence. Yet in spite of Josquin's colossal reputation, which endured until the beginning of the Baroque era and was revived in the 20th century, his biography is shadowy, and virtually nothing is known about his personality. The only surviving work which may be in his own hand is a graffito on the wall of the Sistine Chapel, and only one contemporary mention of his character is known, in a letter to Duke Ercole I of Ferrara...

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Coeurs desolez par toute nation; Qui belles amours a
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Coeurs desolez par toute nation; Qui belles amours a
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De tous biens playne, a 4
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De tous biens playne, a 4
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Ave Maria ... Virgo serena for 4 voices
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Ave Maria ... Virgo serena for 4 voices
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Missa Di Dadi (N'Aray-Je Jamais Mieulx) For 4 Voices, ii. Gloria
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Missa Di Dadi (N'Aray-Je Jamais Mieulx) For 4 Voices, ii. Gloria
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Missa Une mousse de Biscaye (a Girl from the Basque Country): Agnus Dei
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Missa Une mousse de Biscaye (a Girl from the Basque Country): Agnus Dei
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Missa di Dadi (The Dice Mass): Sanctus (Hosanna) and Benedictus
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Missa di Dadi (The Dice Mass): Sanctus (Hosanna) and Benedictus
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Missa di Dadi (The Dice Mass): Agnus Dei I
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Missa di Dadi (The Dice Mass): Agnus Dei I
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Absolve, quaesumus, Domine/Requiem aeternam
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Absolve, quaesumus, Domine/Requiem aeternam
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Qui habitat (Psalm 90) - 24 part motet
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Qui habitat (Psalm 90) - 24 part motet
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Chanson: Ma bouche rit
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Chanson: Ma bouche rit
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La déploration de la mort de Johannes Ockeghem
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La déploration de la mort de Johannes Ockeghem
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Missa L'homme armé sexti toni (Agnus Dei)
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Missa L'homme armé sexti toni (Agnus Dei)
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O Admirabile Commercium
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O Admirabile Commercium
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O admirabile commercium for a capella choir
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O admirabile commercium for a capella choir
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Qui habitat (Psalm 90): Twenty-four-part motet
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Qui habitat (Psalm 90): Twenty-four-part motet
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Motet Inviolata, integra et casta es (5 part)
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Motet Inviolata, integra et casta es (5 part)
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Ave Maria
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Ave Maria
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