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Watch our 500th anniversary celebration of Josquin des Prez on ETO at Home

29 Apr 2021

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Our digital season continues on Friday 30 April with a specially-curated programme of music from Josquin des Prez.

Josquin was the pre-eminent composer of the Renaissance, living at the very centre of European culture. A professional singer by trade, his vocal work for several voices (polyphony) is cherished the world over.

To mark the 500th anniversary of his death, Liam Steel and Jonathan Peter Kenny stage a very unusual presentation of his work with five singers and five players. The production ranges from the celestial descending figures of Josquin’s Inviolata to the outright raunchiness of Allégez-moi, an invitation to explore intimate regions of the flesh. Prepare to be surprised – and delighted, as this is not the stuff of college chapels.

Josquin: Mille Regretz will be available for free on ETO at Home from 7:30pm on Friday 30 April. Click here for more information.

Warning: This film contains images of self-harm between 7:45 and 9:02