Josquin and his Legacy
Hosted by Exsultemus:
Hailed for its “stunningly unified ensemble sound” (The Carlisle Mosquito) and “thrilling…beautiful” performances (Goldberg), Exsultemus [ek-sul-TAY-mus] joins Boston’s leading young singers to rejoice in performing early music’s best-known favorites and rediscovered gems spanning the Medieval, Renaissance, and early Baroque periods.
Music of the Renaissance is often exemplified by the styles of two musical giants—Josquin des Prez at one end and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina at the other—with little attention paid to the composers who comprised the “lost generation” that came between them. Exsultemus pays homage to Josquin des Prez, and to a selection of composers directly influenced by Josquin, bridging the gap between the styles of these two masters in a program of music performed by six male voices, with sacred motets by Moráles and Clemens non Papa, chansons by Mouton, Richafort, Lupi, Arcadelt, and le Jeune, as well as Gombert’s moving lament on the death of Josquin, Musae Jovis.
Martin Near, countertenor
Owen McIntosh, Steven Soph & Zachary Wilder, tenor
Bradford Gleim & John Proft, bass
Friday, October 30 at 8pm at Union Church in Waban