Josquin Des Prez

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Born: 1440-1521
Nationality: Franco-Flemish
Education/Training:
It is possible that he was a choir boy at Saint-Quentin, and studied counterpoint with Ockeghem
Best Known For:
one of the finest and most influencial composers in the history of Western music, whose works are always marked by a subtlety and serenity characteristic of the Franco-Flemish school
Notable Compositions:
motets Miserere mei, Deus, Stabat Mater dolorosa, and Praeter rerum serium, masses Missa de beata virgine and Missa l'homme  armé, frottolas El grillo and In te Domine speravi
Assignments:
singer at the chapel of René, Duke of Anjou, in Aix-en-Provence; employed by the Sforza family in  Milan; a member of the papal choir in Rome, where it is believed he carved his name into the wall of the Sistine Chapel; employed by the Duke Ercole I of Ferrara; retired to become the provost of the collegiate Church of Notre-Dame as well as Saint-Quentin collegiate Church
 
Curious Facts:
was so well known and admired by his contemporaries that many anonymous compositions were attributed to him by publishers, probably to increase sales
Press: "Josquin is master of the notes, which must express what he desires; other choral composers must do what the notes dictate." -Martin Luther
REPERTOIRE : Memor esto verbi tui (O think upon thy servant as concerning thy word)
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Dare 10/24/2004
REPERTOIRE : Gloria (From Messa Beata Virgine)
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World Festival of Sacred Music-Los Angeles 09/26/2002
REPERTOIRE : Missa de Beata Virgine (Mass of the Blessed Virgin)
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Cantos Sagrados 11/17/2001
French Connections 11/07/2010
REPERTOIRE : Ave Vera Virginitas
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Echoes of the Renaissance 05/02/1992
REPERTOIRE : Ave Maria
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St. Mark's Festival 02/13/1972
Annual Choral Christmas Concert 12/20/1970
Annual Choral Christmas Concert 12/20/1970
REPERTOIRE : L'Homme Armé
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Glories of the Renaissance 01/19/1974
REPERTOIRE : Absalon Fili Mi (Absalon, My Son)
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Shine: Steve Reich 01/28/2007
REPERTOIRE : Jubilate Deo Omnis Terra (Sing Joyfully to God, All the Earth)
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Shine: Steve Reich 01/28/2007
REPERTOIRE : Ave Christe, Immolate
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Glories of the Renaissance 01/19/1974
REPERTOIRE : Ave nobilissima creatura
CONCERTDATES
Renaissance: Reawakened 11/16/2014
REPERTOIRE : Tu solus qui facis mirabilia
CONCERTDATES
Renaissance: Reawakened 11/16/2014
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