Josquin des Prez

Born 1450. Died 17 August 1521
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 French 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. 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. The lives of dozens of less...

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Adieu mes amour a 4
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Qui habitat in adjutorio Altissimi
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Qui habitat in adjutorio Altissimi
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Ave Maria
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Ave Maria
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Missa L'homme arme super voces musicales
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Missa L'homme arme super voces musicales
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Missa Malheur me bat
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Missa Malheur me bat
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Miserere mei
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Miserere mei
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De profundis / Requiem aeternam
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De profundis / Requiem aeternam
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Qui habitat
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Qui habitat
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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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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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Qui habitat in adjutorio Altissimi, for 24 voices
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Qui habitat in adjutorio Altissimi, for 24 voices
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Ave Maria
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Ave Maria
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Déploration sur le mort de Johannes Ockeghem, 'Nymphes des bois'
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Déploration sur le mort de Johannes Ockeghem, 'Nymphes des bois'
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La Spagna à 5
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La Spagna à 5
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Chanson Vous L'Airez
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Chanson Vous L'Airez
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Coeurs desolez par toute nation; Qui belles amours
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Coeurs desolez par toute nation; Qui belles amours
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Miserere
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Miserere
The Sixteen
Ave Maria
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Ave Maria
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Praeter rerum seriem
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Praeter rerum seriem
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Missa L'ami Baudichon (Gloria)
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Missa L'ami Baudichon (Gloria)
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Missa Gaudeamus (Agnus Dei III)
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Missa Gaudeamus (Agnus Dei III)
Tallis Scholars
Agnus Dei III from Missa Gaudeamus
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Agnus Dei III from Missa Gaudeamus
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La deploration de Johan Okeghem
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La deploration de Johan Okeghem
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Je ne me puis tenir d'aimer
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Je ne me puis tenir d'aimer
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Mille Regretz
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Mille Regretz
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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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Missa Di Dadi [N'Aray-Je Jamais Mieulx] (Gloria)
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Missa Di Dadi [N'Aray-Je Jamais Mieulx] (Gloria)
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Qui Habitat
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Qui Habitat

Qui Habitat

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Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel (Conductor)
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Benedicta es, coelorum regina
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Benedicta es, coelorum regina
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Stabat mater
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Stabat mater
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Praeter rerum seriem
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Praeter rerum seriem
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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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L'homme armé
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L'homme armé
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Salve regina
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Salve regina
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Ave nobilissima creatura
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Ave nobilissima creatura
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Virgo salutiferi
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Virgo salutiferi

Virgo salutiferi

Choir
New College Oxford Choir
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Virgo prudentissima a 4
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Virgo prudentissima a 4

Virgo prudentissima a 4

Choir
New College Oxford Choir
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Ave Maria...virgo serena
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Ave Maria...virgo serena
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De profundis clamavi
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De profundis clamavi
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