Josquin’s Legacy

To mark his 500th anniversary, The Gesualdo Six explore the legacy of Josquin des Prez as established by the year he spent as Maestro di cappella at the court of Ferrara. We are proud to present Josquin’s Legacy, a new project including concerts, research, education, videos and recordings.


Live stream from National Centre for Early Music

21 March 2021 at 3pm | Watch online

We will debut our new programme, Josquin’s Legacy for Early Music Day on 21 March 2021, streamed live from the NCEM’s beautiful home of St Margaret’s Church.

Courts in renaissance Italy were meeting places for some of the greatest musicians from across Europe. The Court at Ferrara became a leading centre: many of the Franco-Flemish school passed through its gates and perhaps the most notable of these is Josquin. This programme contextualises some of the ‘jewels in the crown’ of Italian Renaissance repertoire by tracing themes of pedagogy and patronage in northern Italy over 150 years, featuring works by Ockeghem, Compère, Josquin, Mouton and Willaert.

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Here is Parce Domine by Jacob Obrecht, recorded as part of our #LentSessions series

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If you have any questions about Josquin’s Legacy, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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