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Josquin des Prez (music class)
Transcript of Josquin des Prez (music class)
of Hainaut, France of french parents, and
raised by a french aunt and uncle. Route to fame He became famous because of his mastery
of the challenging Renaissance style of
polyphonic vocal music. Musical Time Period He lived through the Renaissance musical
era and created music made for
civil processions, weddings, and religious services. Date of Birth He was born in the year 1450 in Condé-sur-l'Escaut, Hainaut Cause, France , but the month and day are not known. His parents' names were Gossard and Jeanne. After their deaths when Joquin was born, his aunt and uncle were left to name him; Josquin Lebloitte (later nicknamed des Prez). Inspirations/Stories It is unknown by what or who he was
inspired. Also no inspirational stories
were written and kept in record. Compositions Mille Regretz
Missa de Beata Virgine
Missa L'homme armé
super voces musicales
62 more compositions were created by him.
Understudy Achievements During the 16th century he created a reputation for himself as the greatest composer of his time. Date of Death He then died on August 27th, 1521 in
Condé-sur-l'Escaut, Hainaut Cause .
(The cause of death is also unknown).
He was Buried in the Collegiate Church
of Notre-Dame, Conde-sur-l'Escaut,
Josquin des Prez Extra Facts
To honor his mentor one of his famous compositions A Dirge (Déploration) for Five Voices was composed for him in 1513. When he was young he joined the St. Quentin church choir, he then went and studied under Ockenheim after his voice changed. He stayed in his hometown until Pope sixtus IV invited him to teach polyphonic voice music to the musicians of Italy. He moved to Rome until the death of Ockenheim, but after leaving Rome he took a job as the chief singer of the royal chapel under King Louis XII of France.