Josquin Des Prez

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  • Dec 23, 1445

    Birthday

    Birthday
    I was born in Condé-sur-l'Escaut, Hainaut. I find that December 23rd is the most important day of the year since it is my birthday. nobody knew then that I was going to be one of the greatest composers ever. (cc)
  • Dec 9, 1450

    Choir Boy

    Choir Boy
    I was a singer in a choir at St. Quentin church. My voice ended up changing because of puberty around 1455. I returned to my hometown to take counterpoint lessons. cc tore_urnes
  • Aug 11, 1469

    You're Invited

    You're Invited
    Pope Sixtus IV invited me to Rome to teach my art to the musicians of Italy. By art, I mean music. I tought many people in Italy how to compose music and how to play certain instruments.\ cc nathanrussell
  • May 25, 1502

    Motet Writing

    Motet Writing
    One early four part motet Victimae paschali laudes exemplifies my early style with dense texture and lack of imitation. Overall, I wrote 100 motets throughout my lifetime. cc Now I'm Always Smiling
  • Feb 4, 1504

    Missa Sine

    Missa Sine
    The Missa Sine nomine is a setting of the Ordinary of the Mass that I composed. It is a work of my maturity, probably dating from the period after I returned to Condé-sur-l'Escaut. cc upload.wikimedia.org/.../ 2/26/DESPREZ.jpg
  • Apr 24, 1505

    Provost

    Provost
    After the duke's death, I became provost of the collegiate church of Notre Dame in Conde. I ended up living the rest of my life there until I died. cc historic.brussels
  • Aug 27, 1521

    Death To Josquin

    Death To Josquin
    Today, I died at the age of 76. I was a very old man for this time period. I was one of the lucky ones. I died in Conde-sur-Escaut. cc Ambient Damage
  • Jul 30, 1552

    Student Writings

    Student Writings
    Adriaan Petit Coclicus, who was one of my students, published a method entitled Compandium musices, based on my teachings. Adriaan referred to me as "princeps musicorem". This means "main writer of music." I was pleased to know this. cc moriza