Josquin Des Prez. Absalon, Fili Mi, motet for 4 parts (poss. spurious). Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook · twitter. Absalon fili mi (La Rue, Pierre de). Authorship Note This work was formerly attributed to Josquin Desprez. Movements/SectionsMov’ts/Sec’s, 1. Genre Categories. I re-open the question of Absalom fili mi with some diffidence. TVNM reade The attribution of Absalom to Josquin is found in three mid-century German.

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Moreover, the two interlocks themselves are meshed with one another. Friday, October 29, Some of the best music is released at the end of the year.

The combination of the ASQ’s creamy satin sonority and josqyin balance with Desprez’s unerringly engrossing voice leading, ear-riveting counterpoint and blissful harmonies make this CD an absolutely mesmerizing listening experience.

This weird celebration resembled an ITV staff party 1. The exquisite little “Suite Francaise” by Filk had many treasures like the prayerful “Pavane” in autumn browns and golds.

From Shayne Ward to Matt Terry: This page was last edited on 15 Octoberat ASQ’s ‘Renaissance Sax’ is one for the ages.

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His josqui include 18 masses, motets, 70 chansons, and many other secular works. L’homme arme, Josquin Desprez. Just as the mountains on a horizon blend together, so fine shades of feeling can get lost when we look back to the art of a distant period. On the contrary, it was used by other composers, though with surface variants that camouflage its underlying substance.

All four voices in turn and in transposition sing identical statements of a fuga subject. Josquiin all seemed the kind of beauty that made one wonder, for the moment at least, why anyone felt the need to go beyond that.


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Telegraph Culture Music Classical music. How has this situation arisen? Admittedly the sample analyses offered here reveal a work with a highly distinctive fuga profile, rili that may already seem to point towards one composer in particular.

Josquin was born around in Northern France, landed various plum jobs in Italy, and spent his last decades in an abbey in what is now Belgium. In Absalon fili mi it is given pride of place at the head of the piece. Note that the second of the five theoretical voices is missing from Absalon. Original text and translations may be found at Absalon, fili mi. Not quite top of the pops: The rise in importance of instrumental music in the 16th century illustrates the desire to create musical forms complete within themselves, not relying on words to carry deeper meaning.

This passage would have absolutely stunned any culturally competent listener in the Renaissance; it still wields its affective power today. For sheer, unadulterated beauty, this concert must rank as one of the most memorable in the Amherst Saxophone Quartet’s 22 years of public life.

AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. The faster moving “De profundis clamavi” followed, with its great clarity and easily followed polyphonic lines turning in on themselves.

A history of classical music in 50 short pieces

A history of classical music in 50 short pieces. Couldn’t a quartet of saxophones replace the four original voices? A strong case has also been made on stylistic absalln, however, for attribution to Josquin ‘s contemporary, Pierre de la Rue.


Learning from the Learned, ed. Music at the time of Leonardo da Vinci. The Sforza family was, for example, one of Leonardo da Vinci’s patrons.

Missa De Beata Virgine. The World of Early Music. With an impeccable sense of tonal balance, the ASQ displayed all these characteristics supremely well, even without the crutch of words to lean against. Simply irresistible Here are some suggestions for classical CDs that will have an irresistible appeal to the absaoon appetites of the music aficionados on your gift list. For sheer sonic beauty, it’s pretty close to nirvana.

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Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. In the paragraphs below I canvass for greater precision, mk penetrating below the sounding surface of the music and focusing nar- rowly on the substance of the fuga imitation on which the polyphony is founded. InJosquin left the service of the duke and entered the service of the Sforza family, the governing family of Milan. The most favoured method is to close a passage of fuga with a cadence, followed by a new section with its own fuga subject.

Nonetheless Absalon does possess this property, and that fact needs to be noted. Here, The News critics give us their top picks. External link points to source file which may be viewed with Scorch. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.

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