des Prez, Josquin
2 mins 54 secs
Flute, oboe, clarinet in B flat, French horn in F and bassoon
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Josquin des Prez (1450-1521) was a Renaissance composer mostly of religious choral music. It has proven difficult to detail the life and character of des Prez and a lot of music originally attributed to him has now been given to others. However, one biographer refers to him as a great virtuoso and capable of using satire effectively. This is one of his better known pieces and it translates well to the modern wind quintet.