Artists

The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips

Conductor

Program

Josquin des Prez

Missa "Gaudeamus"

Josquin des Prez

Missa "D'ung aultre amer"

Josquin des Prez

Missa di dadi

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

Early- to Mid-Period 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.

 

The fourth concert includes the Missa di dadi, in which a pair of dice printed at the beginning of each musical section is the key to the correct rhythmic proportions between the individual voices.