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Huelgas Ensemble

In memoriam Josquin des Prez

Paul Van Nevel presents a concert steeped in melancholy and farewells, with chansons and motets by Josquin himself and by Nicolas Gombert, Antoine Brumel and even a contemporary composer. The German Jörg Schnepel, who studied Renaissance lute with Paul O’Dette and is thoroughly familiar with the musical vocabulary of the Renaissance, has been commissioned by AMUZ and Huelgas Ensemble to compose an elegy for the death of Josquin. A world premiere at Laus Polyphoniae 2021!

JOSQUIN Day with Klara
500 years ago to this day, on 27 August 1521, Josquin des Prez died in Condé-sur-l’Escaut, a small town on the banks of the River Scheldt on the Franco-Belgian border. We will commemorate the celebrated composer with a full-day programme that you can follow online.


J. des Prez: Missa Faisant regretz (Sanctus), Inviolata integra et casta es, Bergerette savoysienne, Et trop penser, Ut Phebi radiis/Ut re mi fa sol la, Se congié prens, Missa L’homme armé super voces musicales (Sanctus, Agnus Dei) | N. Gombert: Triste départ m’avoit | A. Brumel: Missa Berzerette Savoyenne (Agnus Dei) | J. Schnepel: O mors inevitabilis (world premiere)



Axelle Bernage, Maria Valdmaa, Dorothea Jakob, Helen Cassano, cantus | Olivier Coiffet, Paul Bentley-Angell, Achim Schulz, Loïc Paulin, Tom Phillips, Matthew Vine, tenor | Frederik Sjollema, baritonans | Romain Bockler, Guillaume Olry, bassus | Paul Van Nevel, artistic director


Friday 27 August 2021
20.00, AMUZ
Duration: 70 à 75 minutes


cat. 1: € 32 / € 28
cat. 2: € 28 / € 24

Also view

Vox Luminis – JOSQUIN day

27 August 2021 11:00

Cappella Pratensis – Josquin and the art of eloquence

27 August 2021 16:00
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