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Josquin Desprez

Josquin Desprez

Josquin Des Prez was one of the most influential and widely regarded composers in the history of Western music, so famous that he is known merely by his first name. Josquin was apparently born in the Duchy of Burgundy, in modern Belgium. He spent a large portion of his middle years in various Italian cities as a highly sought master of music, and then retired to Conde (in Northeast France) late in his life. Josquin's extended sojourns in Italy allowed him not only to spread the Northern polyphonic style there, but to pick up some of the Southern vitality noticeable in many of his secular works. However, his extended works are always marked by a subtlety and serenity characteristic of the Franco-Flemish school.

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Josquin Desprez : Missa De beata : SATB : 01 Songbook : Josquin Desprez : 073999652765 : 48000761

Josquin Desprez : Missa De beata

Review: Missa de Beata Virgine is a musical setting of the Ordinary of the Mass, by Renaissance composer Josquin des Prez. A late work, probably composed or assembled around 1510, it was the most popular of his masses in the 16th century. The Missa de Beata Virgine is unusual among Josquin's masses in that the first two movements are for four voices, and the last three for five, with the fifth voice derived canonically. Like most musical settings of the mass Ordinary, it is in five sections, or movements. It uses different plainsong chants for each movement, and is a paraphrase mass, one in which the original chants are elaborated, broken up, passed between voices, or sung in different voices simultaneously. The movements differ in their treatment of the source plainchant. The Kyrie has the chant in all voices, imitatively and paraphrased; the Gloria treats the chant as a cantus firmus, migrating it from voice to voice. Tonally, both movements end on G, and most of their cadences are on G or D. The Credo, the first movement for five voices, ends with a surprising Phrygian cadence on E, and uses canonic techniques more prominently than in the preceding movements.

Songlist: Missa De beata, Kyrie 1, Christe, Kyrie 2, Et in terra, Qui tollis, Cum Sancto, Credo sections, Sanctus, Pleni sunt caeli, Hosanna, Benedictus, Agnus Dei 1, Agnus Dei 2, Agnus Dei 3

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Cappella Alamire : The Early Josquin : 00  1 CD : Josquin Desprez : dor 80131

Cappella Alamire : The Early Josquin

Review: Audio magazine (USA) called this "an utterly delightful disc." Unusual melodies, surprising harmonies, unexpected uses of word painting and other expressive techniques, great craft and clarity of purpose distinguish these works, believed to have been written during Josquin's mysterious early years. Includes several world premiere recordings.

Songlist: Magnificat, Missa L'ami baudechon, Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei , Credo Sine nomine, Credo Sine nomine (canonic), Credo De tous biens playne

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Chanticleer : Josquin/Agricola : 00  1 CD : Joseph Jennings : Josquin DesprezAgricola, Alexander  : 8808

Chanticleer : Josquin/Agricola

Review: Who better than Chanticleer to interpret the chants of Josquin De Prez and Alexander Agricola, two High Rennaissance composers who, though not Italian born, came to prominence while in service of the Italian nobility and papacy. De Prez, the more famous of the two, served to advance the development of both homophonic and polyphonic textures and was prescient in his use of both. Agricola also utilized the motet and various liturgical forms as was standard at the time. The exhaustive liner notes that complement this recording provide formal analysis and historical background. The sound? While the nuances of each composition may be appreciated fully by those with a dedicated propensity, anyone can be calmed by the ethereal voices and elegant organum of these simple settings.

Songlist: Mater Patris et Filia , Missa Mater Patris: Kyrie , Missa Mater Patris: Gloria , Nobis Sancti Spititus, Missa Mater Patris: Credo , Regina Coeli , Missa Mater Patris: Sanctus, O Crux Ave, Missa Mater Patris: Angus Dei , Domine, Non Secundum Peccata Nostra , Magnificat

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Tallis Scholars : Josquin : 00  1 CD : Josquin Desprez

Tallis Scholars : Josquin

Review: This recording presents the only two Masses by Josquin which are entirely based on canons; a single melody stated in different voice-parts at different times so that it overlaps with itself. To write this kind of music may sound academic to the modern mind: who is interested in mathematical scaffolding which most people can't hear? But Josquin was interested in it - as were many later composers from Bach to Brahms to Webern - and I knew that, like every composer of genius, he would relish the challenge. -Peter Phillips

Songlist: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus & Benedictus, Agnus Dei I, II & III, Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus & Benedictus, Agnus Dei I, II & III, Sanctus & Benedictus, Agnus Dei I, II & III

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Agnus Dei I, II & IIIPeter PhillipsJosquin DesprezTallis ScholarsJosquin 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Ave festiva ferculis Josquin DesprezOrlando ConsortThe Toledo Summit 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
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Ave MariaJosquin DesprezVoices of AscensionBeyond Chant: Mysteries of the Renaissance 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
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Ave MariaJosquin DesprezCambridge SingersThe Sacred Flame 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
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CredoPeter PhillipsJosquin DesprezTallis ScholarsJosquin 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
CredoPeter PhillipsJosquin DesprezTallis ScholarsJosquin 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Credo De tous biens playneJosquin DesprezCappella AlamireThe Early Josquin 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Credo Sine nomineJosquin DesprezCappella AlamireThe Early Josquin 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Credo Sine nomine (canonic)Josquin DesprezCappella AlamireThe Early Josquin 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
GloriaJosquin DesprezCappella AlamireThe Early Josquin 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
GloriaPeter PhillipsJosquin DesprezTallis ScholarsJosquin 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
GloriaPeter PhillipsJosquin DesprezTallis ScholarsJosquin 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
GloriaJosquin DesPrezGloriaSheet Music (TTBB)MORE DETAILS 
In te, Domine, speravi Josquin DesprezOrlando ConsortThe Toledo Summit 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
KyrieJosquin DesprezCappella AlamireThe Early Josquin 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
KyriePeter PhillipsJosquin DesprezTallis ScholarsJosquin 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
KyriePeter PhillipsJosquin DesprezTallis ScholarsJosquin 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
MagnificatJosquin DesprezCappella AlamireThe Early Josquin 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Mille regretsJosquin DesprezClifford BartlettMadrigals and PartsongsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Missa L'ami baudechonJosquin DesprezCappella AlamireThe Early Josquin 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Nunc dimittisJosquin DesprezOxford CamerataRenaissance Masterpieces 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Nymphes, nappesJosquin DesprezKing's SingersRequiem 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Praeter rerum seriemJosquin DesprezTallis ScholarsEssential Tallis Scholars 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Qui habitatJosquin DesprezHuelgas Ensemble40 VoicesSACDMORE DETAILS 
Renaissance Music - No. 6 Tu pauperum refugiumJosquin DesprezDavid P. DeVenneyConducting Choirs Vol 2 - Music For Classroom UseBook & 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Salve Regina Josquin DesprezChanticleerMagnificat 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Salve reginaJosquin DesprezKing's SingersRequiem 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
SanctusJosquin DesprezCappella AlamireThe Early Josquin 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Sanctus & BenedictusPeter PhillipsJosquin DesprezTallis ScholarsJosquin 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Sanctus & BenedictusPeter PhillipsJosquin DesprezTallis ScholarsJosquin 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
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