The Josquin Companion

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Richard Sherr, Richard Jonathan Sherr, Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press, 2000 - Music - 691 pages
The Josquin Companion presents both the scholarly and general reader with the most complete and concentrated discussion ever published in English on the music of Josquin des Prez (c.1450-1521) - the greatest composer of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Not a standard,single-author life and works, the volume provides a basic survey of Josquin's music and of the many problems which attend it. Through a collaborative effort of distinguished scholars, it takes into account the most recent research on Josquin. Beginning with a summary of the latest developments inthe composer's constantly-changing biography and a discussion of his stature as a great man then and now, the Companion continues with chapters considering all the compositional genres employed by Josquin and offers wide-ranging surveys as well as close studies of individual pieces.Further chapters explore both traditional and untraditional analytical perspectives on Josquin's music, and suggest new avenues of research. A Worklist, Bibliography, and Annotated Discography (the first since the advent of the compact disc and the concurrent explosion of early music recording) endthe book. It is further enhanced by its own CD, containing pertinent selections specifically recorded for the Companion by The Clerks Group.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Mass Movements
2
Who Was Josquin?
21
Masses Based on Popular Songs and Solmization
51
Kyrie
55
Masses on Plainsong Cantus Firmi
89
the beginning of the Gloria
114
Masses Based on Polyphonic Songs and Canonic
151
Chansons for Three and Four Voices
335
Chansons for Five and Six Voices
393
Three Settings of Italian Texts and Two Secular
423
Miserere mei Dels
485
Symbolism in the Sacred Music of Josquin
531
Thoughts for the Future
569
B Discography
597
Bibliography
641

Mass Sections
211
Missa Da pacem and Missa Allez regretz
239
Motets for Five or More Voices
281
Two Hymns and Three Magnificats
321

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Luther's Liturgical Music
Leaver
No preview available - 2007

About the author (2000)

Richard Sherr is Professor of Music at Smith College, USA

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