The Josquin Companion
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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Who Was Josquin?
Masses Based on Popular Songs and Solmization
Masses on Plainsong Cantus Firmi
the beginning of the Gloria
Masses Based on Polyphonic Songs and Canonic
Chansons for Three and Four Voices
Chansons for Five and Six Voices
Three Settings of Italian Texts and Two Secular
Miserere mei Dels
Symbolism in the Sacred Music of Josquin
Thoughts for the Future
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