Josquin des Prez

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  • The Virgin Mary In Du Fay's Poem

    for some composers to distance themselves from the sacred origins of the motet. Towards the end of the Fifteenth Century, motets generally used four-part counterpoint; from the turn of the Sixteenth Century to the era of Josquin, it was common for composers to write motets for either four or five voices (Sherr 2000: 250). In Illibata Dei virgo nutrix, an example of a five-voice motet, Josquin uses the letters of his own name acrostically to commence each line of text (Clutterham 1997). Furthermore, in the same motet, he uses the tones ma and ri from solfè ège to refer to The Virgin Mary (Clutterham 1997). The term ‘Syntactic Imitation’ (Sanders et al. 2007-17) can be used to describe this kind of textual complexity in relation to renaissance music. Significantly, Josquin’s surge in creativity coincides with the period known as the High Renaissance, sometimes referred to as the ‘culmination’ of renaissance art, broadly around the year 1500 (Burke 2012: 2). This may give some insight into the reasons behind the use of advanced rhetorical and musical devices by composers such as Josquin des Prez, who may have been inspired by great feats of ingenuity in the other arts at a similar time. Although the use of acrostics and solmisation were techniques unique to Josquin, using the names of composers and performers in motets about The Virgin was a common practice, and can be heard in Compère's Omnium bonorum plena, (1472). The text references the names of various singers at Cambrai…

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  • Personal Narrative: Current Trends In Music

    We talked about the current trends in music. I told him it was wonderful that the public now gets to enjoy printed music more easily because of the techniques by Petrucci and Attaingnant. Music flowed more freely from place to place and the world of music got just a bit smaller. We also talked about how printed music helped promote the artist over the music. When Petrucci published his first collection of motets, artists like Josquin des Prez gained notoriety. What other composer is so well…

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  • The Motet

    isorhythmic convention, foreshadowing the decline of the use of isorhythm in the motet. Alternatively, since these proportions allegedly match those of the biblical Temple of Solomon (Wright 1994: 406), Du Fay may have broken with convention in order simply to reinforce the religious message of his motet. As one of the last notable isorhythmic motets to be composed, Nuper Rosarum Flores could be said to show the beginnings of a new, more imaginative outlook towards compositional practice, albeit…

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  • A Review Of A Classical Concert By Chanticleer

    first set, enthusiasm and certainty the twelve artists walked onto the stage rich in tuxedos, and every one of their developments very much organized. They dispatched quickly into Gerald Finzi 's euphoric "My Spirit Sang All Day," trailed by Claudio Monteverdi, and Edward Elgar 's "There is sweet music" and a second Monteverdi piece ‘’Ecco mormorar’’. The sound was clear and rich, the mixing of voices perfect and nuanced, they sang of the euphoria of love. The singers successfully moved all…

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  • De Beers Diamond Company Case Study

    movements to finance wars against legitimate governments (De Beers Group, 2012). Business Action for Africa is an International business and organization from Africa. As Business Action for Africa in support of three primary objectives: positively influence policies needed for growth and poverty reduction, promote a more balanced view of Africa, development, and showcases good business practice. De Beers encourages sustainable business to ensure long-term positive development for Africa; this…

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  • De Beers Corporation: Diamond Trading Co.

    Since the early 20th century De Beers Corporation has had a monopoly on the world’s diamond supply. This monopoly has essentially enabled them to set the price for diamonds as they made up the largest market share, thus at their peak they controlled up to 80% of the worlds rough diamond supply. Through their tactic of restricting the supply of diamonds, the De Beer Corporation has made diamonds, into a luxury good. Over the past 100 years they have consolidated their vast share of the market…

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  • Critical Imaging Technology

    Question 1 Managing the Art of Innovation Assignment Question 1 One of the world's leading diamond mining companies (De Beers), was struggling to find ways to control and minimise diamond theft. As a result, this threatened their business viability due to substantial profit losses at many of the mines at the time. In attempts to start mitigating this problem, De Beers used a combination of physical body searches and conventional x-rays to detect any smuggled diamonds. According to Brian…

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  • Evolution Of Gold Case Study

    EVOLUTION OF GOLF FROM JEWELLERY TO TRADED COMMODITY -Pankaj Pandey Introduction This article aims to explain the evolution of Gold as a medium of trade and how, over the time, Gold has changed its image as mere jewellery item to a commodity that can be traded. This article also explores both global as well as regional factors that affect the demand and supply of gold thereby affecting its prices. We also explore how gold has traversed its journey from jewellery shop to being the most traded…

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  • Racial Segregation In Public Schools

    The elephant in the room of our national discourse about race continues to be the de facto racial segregation of our communities, and by extension of community-based racial segregation, the segregation of our nation’s system of public schools. Sixty-two years after the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) decision in which United States Supreme Court declared the de jure segregation of public institutions a violation of the equal protection provisions in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, the…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Young Women's Resource Center

    October 1, 2007 was the second most important day of my young life. It was the day my business officially opened for operations. This day fell a very short second to the date of my daughter and only child’s birth. The business was to be called Love My Curves Ladies Apparel and would offer clothing, accessories and shoes for plus sized women. I designed and sewed by request as well as ordered items from wholesale companies to sell at my retail store location in Des Moines Iowa. I created a…

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