Hercules Dux Ferrariae – Josquin des Prez

Anyone knows some of the most popular works by Josquin des Prez? Single movements are fine. I am looking for something on the faster side, as I am hoping to arrange it. Best if it is one of his more popular works (for those who know little about him, it’s good if it’s recognizable), and not too long. about 5 minutes or less is ideal. But I am open to any suggestions.Thanks!

You can download the sheet music from the video: Hercules Dux Ferrariae – Josquin des Prez

His best known works by far are his two settings of the Missa L’homme armé (The armed man mass). Look it up!EDIT: My thanks to Raymond for filling-in some gaps I left yawning open due to seeing this question just as I was supposed to be going to bed. All the pieces he mentions are well worth exploring; Josquin was quite a composer!

While his two settings of the Missa L’homme armé are indeed his most famous *cantus-firmus masses*, other works by des Prés enjoy at least equal fame, such as:- Déploration sur la mort d’Ockeghem (Lament)youtube.com/watch?v=GlpyCoXFh_U- Missa de Beata Virgine (A paraphrase mass)youtube.com/watch?v=uS2QSX5CAuQ&playnext=1&list=PLE4D54B3626FBD62F (1 of 3)- The famous Missa La sol fa re mi (Soggetto cavato technique; La sol fa re mi = ”Lascia fare mi” meaning ”Leave me alone”, or simply ”Get lost”. See below the wiki link for the whole story.)youtube.com/watch?v=i5o_s40HpYk&feature=related (3 of 4)en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missa_La_sol_fa_re_mi- Miserere (motet)youtube.com/watch?v=f_5fo4ddH5c- De profundis – 4 v v (motet)youtube.com/watch?v=nvFlrpjVeB8- Mille regretz (Chanson; attributed)youtube.com/watch?v=sWabVE9YHjw- Missa Hercules dux Ferrariae (Soggetto cavato)youtube.com/watch?v=x9fhGn57LwY&feature=related*A tad less famous than the others, still a magnificent work.Best,Raymond

please please please hellp me? can you give me the following information about josquin des prez please!#1. dates he lived#2. where did they live?#3. where he was born, lived, died#4. how/where did he get his start in music.#5. some of his famous compositions.#6. Unique thing abut their lifeplease when you answer could you please put the number and then your answer (so i know what you’re answering) thank you sooo much! Please answer all that you can I really need this guys and gals! Thanxxx sooo much!THANK YOU TO PEOPLE WHO ANSWERED!I know i have internet.i wouldn’t be asking this question if I wanted to go do it myself. That’s why I’m relying on this site to help me. Some people don’t have as much time as other people.THANKS!
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I’ll star you and get back to you — it’s really late here and I need to get some sleep now. But I promise I’ll get back to you tomorrow- I love the music of Josquin!<>

1)Josquin des Prez (c. 1450 to 1455 – August 27, 1521)2)France3)Josquin was born in the area controlled by the Dukes of Burgundy, and was possibly born either in Hainaut (modern-day Belgium), or immediately across the border in modern-day France.He lived in France, Milan, Rome, Ferrara, and Condé-sur-l’Escaut.He died in Condé-sur-l’Escaut, Hainaut.4)According to an account made by Claude Hémeré, a friend and librarian of Cardinal Richelieu whose evidence dates as late as 1633, and who used the records of the collegiate church of Saint-Quentin, Josquin became a choirboy at Saint-Quentin, probably around 1460, and was in charge of its music. He may have studied counterpoint under Ockeghem, whom he greatly admired throughout his life: this is suggested both by the testimony of Gioseffo Zarlino and Lodovico Zacconi, writing later in the 16th century, and by Josquin’s eloquent lament on the death of Ockeghem in 1497, Nymphes des bois/Requiem aeternam, based on the poem by Jean Molinet. All records from Saint-Quentin were destroyed in 1669; however the cathedral there was a center of music-making for the entire area, and in addition was an important center of royal patronage. Both Jean Mouton and Loyset Compère were buried there, and it is certainly possible that Josquin acquired his later connections with the French royal chapel through early experiences at Saint-Quentin.5)MassesMass “Hercules Dux Ferrariae”Mass “Ave Maris Stella” Masses “Pange Lingua” Mass “de Beata Virgine”Mass “Mater Patris” MotetsMotets and Chansons Motets and Stabat MaterThis is all I can do. Hope I’ve helped:)


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Hi. I'm music arranger and composer. Mostly focus on classical genres. Also give music lessons.
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