El Grillo, Josquin Desprez

El Grillo, Josquin Desprez

El Grillo (The Cricket) is a delightful example of Josquin's secular music. The motet Ave Maria demonstrates Josquin's absolute mastery of counterpoint and vocal orchestration.

Desprez, Josquin

1450 —
1521

Desprez, Josquin was born in the northern France/Belgium area. We have little knowledge of his early life, but it is known that in 1459 he was a singer at the Cathedral in Milan. In 1472, Josquin left the service of the duke and entered the service of the Sforza family, the governing family of Milan. As evidence of their rulership, they employed many artists, including singers, instrumentalists, sculptors, and painters. The Sforza family was, for example, one of Leonardo da Vinci's patrons. Read more »

El Grillo, Josquin Desprez

Genre: 
Early Music
Composer: 
Desprez
Composer First Names: 
Josquin
Arranger: 
Susan Fancher
Composed for the ASQ: 
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