Josquin des Prez 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. Praeter rerum seriem; Qui edunt me adhuc; Qui habitat in adiutorio altissimi. Josquin des Prez. Qui habitat in adjutorio Altissimi. ATTB. RX Josquin: Qui habitat in adjutorio Altissimi. Total pages: Minimum order quantity: 4. Josquin des Prez, Qui habitat, for 24 voices. Ockeghem, Johannes, Deo gratias, for 36 voices. Bid. by Edward Stam. ‘Exempla Musica Neerlandica’, VI.

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If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Several of Josquin’s masses feature the paraphrase technique, and they include some of his most famous work including the great Missa Gaudeamus.

Evidence for a Later Dating ” Accessed 8 May Music in Western Europe, — Sign in via your Institution Sign in. During the 16th century, Josquin gradually acquired the reputation as the greatest composer of the age, jpsquin mastery of technique and expression universally imitated and admired.

Some of Josquin’s compositions, such as the instrumental Vive le josquunhave been tentatively dated to the period around when he was in France. While in Ferrara, Josquin wrote some of his most famous compositions, including the austere, Savonarola -influenced Miserere[21] which became one habutat the most widely distributed motets of the 16th century; the utterly contrasting, virtuoso motet Virgo salutiferi ; [22] and possibly the Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariaewhich is written on a cantus firmus derived from the musical letters in the Duke’s name, a technique known as soggetto cavato.

Josquin was long mistaken for a man with a similar name, Josquin de Kessalia, born around the yearwho sang in Milan from todying in He may have gone there as part of a singer exchange with Gaspar van Weerbekewho went habittat to Milan at the same time. Inside of his chansons, he often used a cantus firmus, sometimes a popular song whose origin can no longer be traced, as in Si j’avoye Marion. Josquin, Palestrina, Lassus, Byrd, Victoria. Gleason, Harold, and Warren Becker.

The Journal of Musicology 18, 4 Josquin frequently used imitation, especially paired imitation, in writing his motets, with sections akin to fugal expositions occurring on successive lines of the text he was setting. The lives of dozens of less revered Renaissance composers are better documented than that of Josquin. The Names of the Singer s “. The Missa Allez regretz Question”. The mass, as it had developed through the 15th century, was a long, multi-section form, with opportunities for large-scale structure and organization not possible in the other forms such as the motet.


It was by far the most famous of all his masses.

Josquin des Prez

He remained there at least until Josquin wrote towards the end of the period in which jpsquin mass was the predominant form of sacred composition in Europe. Canonic masses came into increasing prominence in the latter part of the 15th century. Additionally, he left an endowment for the performance of his late motet, Pater nosterat all general processions in the town when they habitwt in front of his house, stopping to place a wafer on the marketplace altar to the Holy Virgin.

Many of the attributions added after his death are considered to be unreliable, and much work has been done in the last decades of the 20th century to correct attributions on stylistic grounds. One of the high points of the mass is the et incarnatus est section of the Credo, where the texture becomes homophonic, and the tune appears in the topmost voice; here the portion which would normally set “Sing, O my tongue, of the mystery of the divine body” is instead given the words “And he became incarnate by the Holy Ghost from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.

His motet Illibata Dei virgo nutrix includes an acrostic of his name, where he spelled it “Josquin des Prez”. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

Josquin des Prez – Wikipedia

Josquin made extensive use of “motivic cells” in his compositions, short, easily recognizable melodic fragments which passed from voice to voice in a habifat texture, giving it an inner unity.

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.

Most of these techniques, particularly paraphrase and parody, became standardized during the first half of the 16th century; Josquin was very much a pioneer, and what was perceived by later observers as the mixing of these techniques was actually the process by which they were created. Don’t have an account?


These songs include ScaramellaEl grilloand In te domine speravi. Problems of attribution are even more acute with the chansons than they are with other portions of his output: The Journal of Musicology 16, 4 Autumn, New York and London: He wrote masses using the following general techniques, although there is considerable overlap between techniques in individual compositions:.

The motets that use canon can be roughly divided into two groups: During the 18th and 19th centuries Josquin’s fame was overshadowed by later Roman School composer Palestrinawhose music was seen as the summit of polyphonic refinement, and codified into a system of composition by theorists such as Johann Fux ; however, during the 20th century, Josquin’s reputation has grown steadily, to the point where scholars again consider him “the greatest and most successful composer of the age.

Qui habitat a 24 (Josquin des Prez)

Since dating Josquin’s compositions is particularly josquim, with scholarly consensus only achieved on a minority of works, discussion here is by type. These compositions were texturally very similar to 15th century chansons in the formes fixes mold, except that unlike those completely secular works, they contained a chant -derived Latin cantus-firmus in the lowest of the three voices. It was probably the last mass that Josquin composed.

During the last two decades of his life, Josquin’s fame spread josquij along with his music. His replacement, Jacob Obrechtdied of the plague in the summer of[15] to be replaced by Joquin Brumel inwho stayed until the disbanding of the hahitat in His original name is sometimes given as Josquin Lebloitte and his later name is given under a wide variety of spellings in French, Italianand Latinincluding Iosquinus Pratensis and Iodocus a Prato.

Elders, Willem, and Frits de Haen, eds. Elders, Willem, For a complete list of publications by Josquin specialist Willem Elders, please visit his website: Problems playing this file? Retrieved from ” https: Oxford University Press,