Saturday, May 7, 2011

Obrecht, Jacob


Jacob Obrecht(1457/1458-1505), Dutch composer of the Renaissance. He was the most famous composer of masses in Europe in the late 15th century. His compositions the masses are numerous(29 known) and the most distinguished. All are based on preexisting material, which ranges from Gregorian chant to popular tunes to melodies drawn from other composers' motets or chansons.

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