Renaissance Masterworks of Josquin Desprez

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Buffalo News, The

Never accuse the Amherst Saxophone Quartet of not knowing when to take a winner and run with it. In October 1999, its program called Renaissance Sax featured seven transcriptions of works by the Flemish composer josquin Desprez. The concert was so rapturously received, by public and press alike, it is repeating it, almost verbatim. at 7:30 p.rn. today in Westminster Presbyterian Church. Read more »

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ASQ's 'Renaissance Sax' is one for the ages

Works reviewed: 
L'homme arme, Josquin Desprez
Absalon Fili Mi, Josquin Desprez
De Profundis Clamavi, Josquin Desprez
Salve Regina, Josquin Desprez
O bone et dulcissime Jesu, Josquin Desprez
Missa Pange lingua, Josquin Desprez
Harfleur Song, Paul Harvey
Vue sur les Jardins Interdits (1973), Henri Pousseur
Suite Francaise (1935), Francis Poulenc
The Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Oct 29 1999
By: 
Herman Trotter

For sheer, unadulterated beauty, this concert must rank as one of the most memorable in the Amherst Saxophone Quartet's 22 years of public life. The program's title is "Renaissance Sax," chosen because all the music is either from, or related in some way to, that period (approximately 1400-1600 A.D.) in musical history. Read more »

Missa Pange lingua, Josquin Desprez

Genre: 
Early Music
Composer: 
Desprez
Composer First Names: 
Josquin
Arranger: 
Susan Fancher
Composed for the ASQ: 
Sound Samples
Movement: 
Kyrie
Movement: 
Gloria
Movement: 
Credo
Movement: 
Sanctus
Movement: 
Agnus Dei

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Domine, exaudi orationem meam, Josquin Desprez

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

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O bone et dulcissime Jesu, Josquin Desprez

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

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Salve Regina, Josquin Desprez

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

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Ave Maria, Josquin Desprez

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

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Renaissance Masterworks of Josquin Desprez

Renaissance Masterworks of Josquin Desprez, Amherst Saxophone Quartet
Susan Fancher, soprano
Russ Carere, alto
Stephen Rosenthal, tenor
Harry Fackelman, baritone

Sixteenth century master composer Josquin Desprez wrote some of the most strikingly glorious music I've ever encountered. I first heard Josquin's masterpiece Ave Maria in 1995, and I simply had to play it! Couldn't a quartet of saxophones replace the four original voices? When I ran the idea by Northwestern University's renowned medieval and renaissance music scholar Theodore Karp, he replied, "Why not?!" Permission granted-I was off and running. Read more »

Year: 
1999

Absalon Fili Mi, Josquin Desprez

Genre: 
Early Music
Composer: 
Desprez
Composer First Names: 
Josquin
Arranger: 
Harry Fackelman
Composed for the ASQ: 
Sound Samples
Movement: 
Absalon Fili Mi

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De Profundis Clamavi, Josquin Desprez

Genre: 
Early Music
Composer: 
Desprez
Composer First Names: 
Josquin
Arranger: 
Susan Fancher
Composed for the ASQ: 
Sound Samples
Movement: 
De Profundis Clamavi, Josquin Desprez

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