Hailed by contemporaries as "the true image of Orpheus" and one of the best composers of his day, Johannes Ockeghem
Featured composers include Orlando de Lassus, Johannes Ockeghem
, Phillipe Rogier, Guillaume Dufay, and Philippe de Monte, among others.
See also Clemens Goldberg, "Reading Laborde: The Significance of Johannes Ockeghem
's Chansons in the Chansonnier Laborde," in Johannes Ockeghem
: Actes du XLe colloque international d'etudes humanistes, Tours, 2-8 fevrier 1997.
. Mass sections; Estonian folk chorales.
This essay considers the transformation of the chanson by Gilles Binchois named in the essay's title into larger scale musical structures of the polyphonic mass by Johannes Ockeghem
. Strohm's contribution is prefaced by a concise but valuable overview of hermeneutic approaches concerning "number" in the analysis of early music by twentieth-century musicology.
Just as significant for an understanding of Du Fay now is the clearer picture that has emerged of some of his contemporaries, perhaps especially Binchois, but also slightly younger figures such as Johannes Ockeghem
, Antoine Busnoys, Johannes Regis, and Firminus Caron.
The Salve regina attributed to Du Fay (NDCE 29) is not for four equal voices literally, for example, and it is hard to agree completely with Buxton's observation that Johannes Ockeghem
's Alma redemptoris mater (NDCE 26) portrays "almost a complete absence of imitation or other obvious melodic patterning" (p.
The Alamire manuscripts are among the most highly prized treasures of several European libraries and archives, and they are regarded by musicologists as significant sources for the music of a large group of Franco-Flemish composers, including Johannes Ockeghem
, Alexander Agricola, Heinrich Isaac, Josquin Desprez, Jean Mouton, and, above all, Pierre de Ia Rue, who is represented by almost his entire compositional output.
Referring to Josquin Deprez's Deploration for Johannes Ockeghem
, Elders observes that the letters of Ockeghem's name provide the number sixty-four, equaling the notes in the final section of Josquin's piece.
They hailed from France, Italy, and the Low Countries and included such celebrated musicians as Johannes Ockeghem
, Jacob Obrecht, Josquin Desprez, Antoine Brumel, Johannes Ghiselin, Pierre de La Rue, Sermisy, Verdelot, Clement Janequin, Jean Richafort, Nicolas Gombert, and Adrian Willaert.
But with Binchois, as well as other fifteenth-century figures including until recently Antoine Busnoys and Johannes Ockeghem
, the lack of convenient access to their works has inhibited a focused consideration of their style and range of musical achievement.
The sixteenth-century music theorist Heinrich Glarean referred to Johannes Ockeghem
's Missa cuiusvis toni as an example of catholica in music--those works written ".