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Josquin: 22 Duets for Viola and Cello
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By Josquin des Prez

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Cello, Instrumental Duet, Viola - Level 2 - Digital Download
Composed by Josquin des Prez (1440-1521). Arranged by James M. Guthrie. Contest, Festival, Instructional, Renaissance, Wedding. 50 pages. Jmsgu3 #677904. Published by jmsgu3 (A0.1073960).

Item Number: A0.1073960

Josquin des Prez (c.1450-1521) was a composer of the Renaissance period, widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. His compositions set the standard for polyphonic music and are considered a high point in the history of music. He wrote a wide range of works, including masses, motets, and chansons, and was the first composer to set popular secular tunes as mass movements. His influence can be seen in the works of many later composers, including Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, and George Frideric Handel.

Josquin des Prez was a prolific composer of chamber music and duets during the Renaissance period. He wrote several types of chamber music and duets, including madrigals, chansons, and motets. His compositions are characterized by their intricate counterpoint, as well as their harmonic richness and emotional expressiveness. His works often featured two voices in harmony, and he was known to use imitation and complex canonic techniques to create interesting musical textures. Josquin's chamber music and duets are renowned for their complexity and beauty, and they remain some of the most influential and admired works from the Renaissance period.

Josquin Desprez is widely regarded as one of the most influential composers of the Renaissance period. His innovative use of counterpoint and canon helped to revolutionize the musical landscape of the time. Counterpoint is a technique of combining two or more independent melodies in a way that creates harmony and a cohesive musical texture. Josquin was a master of this technique, often combining multiple voices in complex contrapuntal textures. His use of canon, or round, was also highly influential. Canon involves two or more voices repeating the same melody in different registers and often with different rhythms. Josquin wrote canons in various styles and forms, including the popular “circular canon” and the more complex “strict canon.” He was also an early adopter of the “inverted canon” form, in which the same melody is repeated but in an inverted form. Josquin’s use of counterpoint and canon had a lasting impact on the development of Western music and helped to establish the foundation for many of the musical forms and techniques still used today.


I. Duo from the Augsberger Liederbuch

II. Agnus Dei II from Missa De Beata Virgine 

III. Duo from the Hör Organ tablature

IV. Agnus Dei II from Missa Ave maris stella

V. Benedictus from Missa Gaudeamus

VI. Agnus Dei II from Missa Gaudeamus

VII. Pleni sunt coeli from the Sanctus of Missa Hercules dux Ferrarie 

VIII. Agnus Dei II from Missa La sol fa re mi 

IX. Benedictus from Missa L'homme armé super voces musicales

X. Benedictus from Missa L'homme armé Sexti Toni 

XI. Pleni sunt coeli from Missa Malheur me bat 

XII. Pleni sunt from Missa Mater patris (canon at the major second)

XIII. Benedictus from Missa Mater patris 

XIV. Agnus Dei II from Missa Mater patris (canon at the unison)

XV. Pleni sunt caeli from Missa Pange lingua 

XVI. Benedictus from Missa Pange lingua 

XVII. Agnus Dei II from Missa Pange lingua 

XVIII. Pleni sunt from Missa sine nomine 

XIX. Domine non secundum peccata nostra 

XX. Ave verum and Cuius latus 

XXI. In principio erat verbum from Motet Verbum caro factus est 

XXII. Per illud ave prolatum - Secunda pars of motet Benedicta es caelorum regina.

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