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Josquin - Who He?

Choral director Jeremy Summerly and Donald Macleod go in search of that elusive master of the Renaissance, Josquin des Prez. Today, the scant facts known about the composer's life.

In the company of choral director Jeremy Summerly, Donald Macleod goes in search of that elusive Renaissance master, Josquin des Prez. Today, the scant facts of the composer's life.

Among the few things definitively known about Josquin are the date and place of his death - the 27th of August, 1521, in the northern French town of Condé-sur-l'Escaut. The beginning of his life, as with much of what happened during its course, is shrouded in mystery. The occasional glimpses we get of Josquin through court records and the like paint a picture of a supremely talented, highly respected, well travelled and quite possibly rather difficult man whose dedication to his art went hand in hand with a canny appreciation of his own worth.

El grillo
The Hilliard Ensemble
Paul Hillier, director

Illibata Dei Virgo nutrix
The Clerks' Group
Edward Wickham, director

Ora pro nobis (Vultum tuum deprecabuntur)
Orlando Consort

Domine, non secundum
The Clerk's Group
Edward Wickham, director

Miserere mei, Deus
De Labyrintho
Walter Testolin, director

Pater Noster - Ave Maria
The King's Singers

Produced by Chris Barstow.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 16 Jul 2018 12:00

Music Played

  • Josquin des Prez

    El Grillo

    Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble. Director: Paul Hilliard.
    • EMI : CDC-7 49209-2.
    • EMI.
    • 7.
  • Josquin des Prez

    Illibata Dei Virgo nutrix

    Choir: The Clerks. Director: Edward Wickham.
    • GAUDEAMUS CDGAM361.
    • GAUDEAMUS.
    • 4.
  • Josquin des Prez

    Vultum tuum deprecabuntur: Ora pro nobis

    Ensemble: Orlando Consort.
    • ARCHIV : 463-473 2.
    • Archiv.
    • 12.
  • Josquin des Prez

    Domine, non secundum

    Choir: The Clerks. Director: Edward Wickham.
    • GAUDEAMUS CDGAM361.
    • GAUDEAMUS.
    • 3.
  • Josquin des Prez

    Miserere mei, Deus

    Ensemble: De Labyrintho. Conductor: Walter Testolin.
    • STRADIVARIUS : STR-33674.
    • Stradivarius.
    • 8.
  • Josquin des Prez

    Pater noster and Ave Maria for 6 voices

    Performer: The King’s Singers.
    • RCA 09026 618142.
    • RCA.
    • 21.

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