edited by Richard Sherr
Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-816335-5
1. Missa L'ami Baudichon Kyrie [2:24]
2. Missa de Beata Vergine Gloria [8:23]
3. Credo Chascun me crie [6:20]
4. Missa Sine nomine Sanctus / Benedictus [5:33]
5. Missa Gaudeamus Agnus dei [6:11]
6. Gaude Virgo mater Christi [3:10]
7. Salve regina a 5 [6:44]
8. Miserere mei, Deus [13:40]
9. Pater Noster / Ave Maria [6:52]
10. Si j'ay perdu mon ami a 3 [2:35]
11. Si j'ay perdu mon ami a 4 [1:45]
12. Faulte d'argent [3:13]
The Clerks' Group
Carolyn Sampson, Rebecca Outram — sopranos
William Missin, Lucy Ballard — altos
Tom Raskin, Daniel Norman — tenors
Jonathan Arnold, Robert Macdonald — basses
Producer: Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Engineer: Paul Proudman/ProudSound
Editor: David Wright/Gemini Sound
Recorded at St Andrew's Church, West Wratting, on 13-14 July 1998,
by kind pmnission of the Vicar and P.C.C.
The Josquin Companion
List of Illustrations, xi
List of Tables, xii
List of Musical Examples, xiii
Contents of the Compact Disc, xix
Notes on the Contributors , xx
Abbreviations and Manuscript Sigla, xxii
1. INTRODUCTION, 1
2. CHRONOLOGY OF JOSQUIN'S LIFE AND CAREER, 11
3. WHO WAS JOSQUIN?, 21
Rob C. Wegman
4. MASSES BASED ON POPULAR SONGS AND SOLMIZATTON SYLLABLES , 51
Bonnie J. Blackburn
5. MASSES ON PLAINSONG CANTUS FIRMI, 89
Alejandro Enrique Planchart
6. MASSES BASED ON POLYPHONIC SONGS AND CANONIC MASSES, 151
M. Jennifer Bloxam
7. MASS SECTIONS, 211
8. MISSA DA PACEM AND MISSA ALLEZ REGRETZ, 239
9. FOUR-VOICE MOTETS, 249
10. MOTETS FOR FIVE OR MORE VOICES, 281
11. TWO HYMNS AND THREE MAGNIFICATS, 321
12. CHANSONS FOR THREE AND FOUR VOICES , 335
13. CHANSONS FOR FIVE AND SIX VOICES, 393
Lawrence F. Bernstein
14. THREE SETTINGS OF ITALIAN TEXTS AND TWO SECULAR MOTETS, 423
15. ANALYSING JOSQUIN, 431
16. JOSQUIN AND MUSICAL RHETORIC: MISERERE MEI, DEUS AND OTHER MOTETS, 485
17. SYMBOLISM IN THE SACRED MUSIC OF JOSQUIN, 531
AFTERWORD: THOUGHTS FOR THE FUTURE, 569
A. LIST OF WORKS, 579
B. DISCOGRAPHY, 597
Index-Glossary of Technical Terms, 665
Index of Manuscripts and Early Primed Music, 668
Index of Compositions by or Attributed to Josquin, 673
General Index, 681
Notes on the Contributors
Lawrence F. Bernstein is the Karen and Gary Rose Term Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania. His research is devoted primarily to the music of the Renaissance, particularly of Ockeghem and Josquin and the sixteenth-century chanson. He is General Editor of the American Musicological Society Monographs.
Bonnie J. Blackburn is a member of the Faculty of Music, Oxford University. She has written on music and music theory of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and co-edited A Correspondence of Renaissance Musicians (Oxford, 1991). She is General Editor of the series Monuments of Renaissance Music.
M. Jennifer Bloxam is Professor of Music at Williams College. Her research has focused on the implications of cantus firmi in sacred polyphony of the fifteenth and early sixteenth century, particularly on questions of local liturgical context and exegetical function. She is currently preparing a study of multiple cantus firmus masses.
Willem Elders has been Professor of Music History before 1600 at the University of Utrecht. He is the chair of the Editorial Board of the New Josquin Edition, and has published extensively on Renaissance music. He is the author of Studien zur Symbolik in der Musik der alters Niederländer (1968) and Composers of the Low Countries (Oxford, 1991).
David Fallows, FBA, is Professor of Music at the University of Manchester. He is the author of Dufay (London, 1982, rev. 1987), A Catalogue of Polypbonic Songs, 1415-1480 (Oxford, 1999), and many articles about fifteenth-century music. He is vice-president of the International Musicological Society and a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Ludwig Finscher has been Professor of Musicology and chair of the musicology department at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, and the University of Heidelberg. He is a member of the Academia Europaea and holds the order Pour le mérite, and is the editor of the new edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. His principal areas of research arc fifteenth- and sixteenth-century music and Viennese classicism.
Louise Litterick is Associate Professor of Music at Mount Holyoke College. Her research has concentrated on the French chanson and its transmission in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; she has also published on Brahms and Schubert.
Patrick Macey is Associate Professor of Musicology at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. He has written extensively on Josquin's motets. His Bonfire Songs: Savonarola's Musical Legacy (Oxford, 1998) was awarded the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize by the Renaissance Society of America.
John Milsom is formerly a Student of Christ Church, Oxford and Christian A. John-
son Professor of Music at Middlebury College, Vermont. His research focuses on the production and ownership of music books, the study of compositional process, and the analysis of early music. He is currently working on a book on revisions in Renaissance polyphony.
Alejandro Enrique Planchart is Professor of Music at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has published numerous studies on the life and music of Guillaume Du Fay and his contemporaries as well as on the repertories of Latin chant of the central Middle Ages. As a performer he has issued a pioneering series of recordings of liturgical music of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Richard Sherr is Caroline L. Wall '27 Professor of Music at Smith College. His main area of research has been the papal chapel in the sixteenth century. He is the editor of Papal Music and Musicians in Late Medieval and Renaissance Rome (Oxford, 1998).
Peter Urquhart is Associate Professor of Music at the University of New Hampshire. His publications have been concerned with questions of musica ficta, cross-relations, and canon in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century music. He is the founder and director of the Capella Alamire.
Rob C. Wegman is Associate Professor of Music at Princeton University. He is the author of Born for the Muses: The Life and Masses of Jacob Obrecht (Oxford, 1994). His publications have focused chiefly on music and culture in fifteenth-century Europe; currently he is working on late-medieval musical aesthetics, Alexander Agricola, and Josquin des Prez.
edited by Richard Sherr