Busnois is the composer best represented beside the chapel master of the French kings, Johannes Ockeghem
, in the so-called Loire valley chansonniers, all of which were created during the 1470s.
Ademas, el fue el que introdujo de forma generalizada el repertorio de varios compositores foraneos, como es el caso de Josquin, Carpentas, Crecquillon, Ockeghem
o Janequin (72).
The small ensemble of vocal soloists will sing Johannes Ockeghem
's 15th-century Requiem.
She traces it back to 15th century masters Johannes Ockeghem
and Josquin de Prez, who instructed singers in sacred music, and to Giulio Caccini and Jacopo Peri, who were members of the influential Florentine Camerata of the early Baroque.
Released in 2010, La Main Harmonique's first recording Ockeghem
& Compere, was highly praised by national and international press.
"Intrada" begins with a mensuration canon (the same melody in all four voices, all moving at different speeds) in a style reminiscent of Ockeghem
, first loud, then stopped.
Christopher says: "Not only are the singers put on the line with Tallis's tour de force, but they also have to contest with a 36-part work by Ockeghem
- Deo Gratias - which can be performed in around 100 different ways.
201) to humanize his subject by drawing a very small number of threads together: "It seems very possible that Josquin did not actually look like a composer or behave like a celebrity [...] None of the many stories about him ever says that he was noble or compelling--whereas that is about the only thing we know about Ockeghem
Michal Kosut's Requiem exploits motifs from the compositions of Johannes Ockeghem
, which are then layered on top of each other in various ways so that on a first listening you wouldn't identify the model--the result sounds very colourful.
Birtwistle's added syncopation and duets between cello and viola were teasing, and his rhythmic reworking of Ut heremita solus by Ockeghem
included the typical Birtwistle fingerprint of Eb and bass clarinet.