Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 – 4 p.m.

On demand until Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
Church of Saint-Léon de Westmount
4311 de Maisonneuve Blvd West, Westmount
Atwater Metro


On August 27, 1521, one of the greatest names in the history of music, whose renown has never diminished, passed away: Josquin des Prez. Beyond his masterful handling of the most complex contrapuntal techniques, inherited from his predecessors, Josquin introduced a new form of expression to the art of sound, one that aimed to convey the meaning of the words being sung. In his work, melodic nimbleness, harmonic scale, textural variations, and the individualization of each composition are used to realize the humanist ideals of the Renaissance through music.



Motet Ave Maria... Virgo serena à 4 voix (in Motetti A, Venise, 1503)

Motet de psaume Jubilate Deo omnis terra à 4 voix (in Tomus secundus psalmorum selectorum, Nuremberg, 1539)

Motet Veni Sancte Spiritus à 6 voix (in Novum et insigne opus musicum, Nuremberg, 1537)

Motet Præter rerum seriem à 6 voix (in Liber selectarum cantionum, Augsbourg, 1520)

Messe L’homme armé sexti toni à 4 voix (Misse Josquin, Venise, 1502)
Sanctus & Benedictus
Agnus Dei (à 6 voix)

Motet Ave verum corpus à 5 voix (in Cantiones Triginta Selectissimæ, Nuremberg, 1568)

Frottola In te Domine speravi per trovar pietà in eterno à 4 voix (manus., in Cancionero de Palacio, v. 1500; in Frottole libro primo, Venise, 1504)


Marie Magistry and Stephanie Manias, sopranos
Jean-Sébastien Allaire and Josée Lalonde, altos
Julien Girard, Michiel Schrey and Arthur Tanguay-Labrosse, tenors
John Giffen, William Kraushaar and Normand Richard, basses

Andrew McAnerney, direction