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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Absalon Fili Mi, Josquin Desprez

However, it would be easy to rewrite the music using X—Y—X instead. Martin Picker Berkeley and Los Angeles,no. Article Buffalo News, The.

Salve Regina, Josquin Desprez. Retrieved from ” https: We included Harry Fackelman’s transcription of Josquin’s moving lament Absalon, fili mi made some years earlier, and I chose several more motets and all five movements of the Missa pange lingua to complete the program.

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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. Josquin was so revered that dozens of dubious pieces were attributed to him, to give them extra lustre. In this configuration of stretto fuga, a fuga subject cannot move by step; instead it must be made out of falling thirds, rising fourths, falling fifths, rising sixths, rising octaves, or ornamental infillings of any of those intervals.


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Distance lends zbsalon, as the saying goes, and distance can mean things far removed in time as well as space. Not quite top of the pops: British Library Royal 8 G. But it has been crafted around a fifth voice singing a plainsong cantus firmus, whereas the two passages of compound stretto fuga in Absalon are both free-standing.

Composer Biography Desprez, Josquin.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. 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. Jazz Latin New Age. Evidently some care has gone into crafting this passage. A strong case has also been made on stylistic grounds, however, for attribution to Josquin ‘s contemporary, Pierre de la Rue. Passages that sound similar to one another may arise from sharply contrasted compositional methods.

Thus, to take the specific case of Absalon fili mi, its fuga is not hard to characterize: As for Absalon itself, arguably it is too early to reach conclusions about its authorship. Adrian Wall submitted We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. Gateway To Clasical Music: A late and possibly untrustworthy printed source calls the great Josquin Desprez its composer, and music historians for years have lauded it and sought possible occasions for its writing, such as the memorial service for Philip the Fair, son of the Emperor Maximilian, in The images of David weeping for his son Absalom, Jacob desiring his grave when confronted with the blood-stained clothes of his son Joseph, and possibly Job in his misery, are all conflated in the text of an extraordinarily emotional motet, Absalon, fili mi.

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Absalon fili mi (La Rue, Pierre de)

Conversely, passages that sound unlike one another may in fact have been crafted using identical or near-identical fuga principles. What Is Our Life?

See notes for details and correct composer below. Also available as PDF. In October absalno, its program called Renaissance Sax featured seven transcriptions of works by the Flemish composer josquin Desprez. Sixteenth century master composer Josquin Desprez wrote some of the most strikingly glorious music I’ve ever encountered. Loring Danforth by the Danforth family.

The most important musical figure of his time, he summarized the complishments of the preceding generations of Dufay and Ockeghem, just josqin Beethoven summarized the accomplishments of the first Viennese school. All four voices in turn and in transposition sing identical statements of a fuga subject.

Thus the saxophone quartet is exceptionally well-suited to perform this music. ASQ’s ‘Renaissance Sax’ is one for the ages.