Artists

The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips

Conductor

Program

Josquin des Prez

Missa "Une mousse de Biscaye"

Josquin des Prez

Missa "L'ami Baudichon"

Approximate running time: 1h 30m with one intermission

The Earliest Settings

 

Josquin des Prez, the leading composer of the early Renaissance in Europe, died on August 27, 1521. To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the composer’s death and to close the season, the Tallis Scholars and their music director Peter Phillips, acclaimed around the world for their standard-setting performances of Josquin’s works, bring an extraordinary project to the Pierre Boulez Saal: Over the course of four days, they will perform Josquin’s complete masses in what will be the ensemble’s first-ever cyclical presentation of these works—beginning with what are probably Josquin’s earliest settings of the mass written in France around 1475.