Marking the 500th anniversary of the death of the great Renaissance master, Josquin des Prez, recorder, brass, viol and vocal consorts from The Clarion Orchestra and Choir will tell his story: early works representing his time as a chorister in Aix-en-Provence; Italian madrigals and frotolli from his time at Milan Cathedral and from Rome, where he served as a singer in the Papal Choir; grand works from Ferrara, where he was employed by Duke Ercole I; and late works from the final period of his life in Condé-sur-l’Escaut.
Over a period of five hours, from 3pm - 8pm, the different instrumental and vocal consorts will perform in various parts of the Cloisters, including the Romanesque Hall, Cuxa Cloister (outside courtyard), Langon Chapel, and the Saint Guilhem Cloister. All of the singers and players will come together for a final performance to end the day in the Fuentidueña Chapel.
The Clarion Choir
Viol, Brass, and Recorder Consorts from The Clarion Orchestra
Steven Fox, director
Josquin des Prez (c. 1450/55 - 1521)
- Nymphes des Bois
- Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae
- Missa L’Homme Armé
- Selected madrigals, frotolli, and motets
Due to audience demand, the Josquin Marathon is extended with an added performance featuring The Clarion Choir & Orchestra in the breathtaking Fuentidueña Chapel. The repertoire will feature highlights of the previous day's marathon, including the masterful large scale mass L'homme armé sexti toni, motets, and works for brass.
June 9, 2022 7:00 PM The Fuentidueña Chapel, The MET Cloisters