Cappella Pratensis
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Cappella Pratensis: The Josquin Imitation Game

Why did the composers of Josquin des Prez’s time write so many works that share not only the same text,...

Early Music

Cappella Pratensis

The Josquin Imitation Game

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 8pm

Church of St. Mary the Virgin

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Josquin des Prez paid homage to his predecessors through the use of imitation. By the same token, subsequent composers played this game as a deliberate tribute, utilizing the same texts, melodies, and other characteristics of his music. The acclaimed Cappella Pratensis, known for their period interpretations, makes their Miller debut with a program anchored by Josquin masterpieces and exploring some of the great polyphonic works of the period by composers who inspired Josquin and those who were later inspired by him.​

Please note: This event occurs at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin.


  • Johannes Ockeghem D’ung aultre amer, 3vv
  • Hayne van Ghizeghem De tous biens plaine, 3vv
  • Josquin des Prez Victime paschali laudes, 4vv
  • Antoine Busnoys Fortuna desperata, 3vv
  • Josquin des Prez Missa Fortuna desperata: I. Kyrie , 4vv
  • Johannes Ockeghem S'elle m'amera/Petite camusette, 4vv
  • Josquin des Prez Petite camusette, 6vv
  • Josquin des Prez Faulte d’argent, 5vv
  • Adrian Willaert Faulte d’argent, 6vv
  • Josquin des Prez Mille regretz, 4vv
  • Nicolas Gombert Mille regretz, 6vv
  • Josquin des Prez Praeter rerum seriem, 6vv
  • Cipriano de Rore Missa Praeter rerum seriem, V. Agnus Dei, 7vv