thu 18 mar 2021 21:00 

An educational programme featuring early music.

Composer Josquin des Prez died in Condé-sur-l’Escaut in Hainaut on 27 August 1521. This year that is 500 years ago. We commemorate that with a seven-part series about his life and his works. Today, the second part, about Josquin’s early motets.

Josquin Lebloitte dit Desprez (around 1450 – 1521)
From the cycle ‘Vultum tuum deprecabuntur’:
1 Sancta Dei genitrix
2 Intemerata virgo
3 O Maria nullam tam gravem
4 Mente tota tibi supplicamus
5 Ora pro nobis virgo
Cantica Symphonia conducted by Giuseppe Maletto
(CD: “Stabat Mater – Marian motets and instrumental songs”. Glossa GCD P31909, 2020)

Johannes Ockeghem (around 1420 – 1497)
6 D’ung aultre amer

Josquin Lebloitte dit Desprez
7 Victimae Pascali laudes
8 To solus qui facis mirabilia
Claire Wilkinson, soprano. Andrew Lawrence-King, harp. Alamire conducted by David Skinner
(CD: Missa D’ung aultre amer, motets & chansons. Obsidian CD701, 2008)

9 Planxit autem David:
– I Planxit autem David
– II Montes Gelboe
– III Sagitta Jonathae
– IV Doleo super te
Cappella Amsterdam conducted by Daniel Reuss
(CD: Miserere mei Deus – Funeral motets & deplorations. Harmonia Mundi HMM 902620, 2018)

10 Factum est autem
Apollo5 & Ingenium Ensemble
(CD: The spirit like a dove. VCM Records 122, 2018)

In addition:
11 De tous biens plaine
Andrew Lawrence-King, harp
(CD: Missa D’ung aultre amer, motets & chansons. Obsidian CD701, 2008)

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