In Memorium Josquin des Prez

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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Ensemble Gombert


Concert Cancelled: In Memorium Josquin des Prez

We regret to advise that Ensemble Gombert’‘s concert on Monday 11 October has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff and artists during these difficult circumstances and we thank you, our music-loving community for your support and understanding during this time.

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Event details

Celebrating its 31st year in 2021, Ensemble Gombert is Melbourne’s outstanding chamber choir, noted for its pure intonation and historical approach to choral sound and style.

Named after Nicolas Gombert, the Ensemble specialises in a cappella performance of Franco-Flemish music of the High Renaissance.

Ensemble Gombert continues its celebration of Josquin des Prez, marking the 500th anniversary of his passing. This program consists of five works written in Josquin’s memory shortly after his death in 1521. All four motets mention Josquin by name, while Jachet’s Dum vastos Adriae also quotes words and music from each of the six Josquin motets heard in Ensemble Gombert’s first concert in this series. And although Richafort’s Requiem does not mention Josquin by name, it quotes extensively from his music. These great vocal works underscore Josquin des Prez’s immense, immortal and immovable legacy.

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Ensemble Gombert


Jheronimus Vinders
O mors inevitabilis

Benedictus Appenzeller
Musae lovis

Nicolas Gombert
Musae lovis

Jacquet de Mantua
Dum vastos Adriae

Jean Richafort
Missa pro defunctis