CHORAL 1 – Josquin

The music of Josquin Des Prez:
Missa L’homme armé super voces musicales

First L’homme armé, the song itself…

Original French
L’homme armé doibt on doubter.
On a fait partout
Que chascun se viegne armer
D’un haubregon de fer.
L’homme armé doibt on doubter.

The armed man should be feared.
Everywhere it has been proclaimed
That each man shall arm himself
With a coat of iron mail.
The armed man should be feared.

… plus a contemporary(?) manuscript:

… then one of the Masses that Josquin based on it:

00:00 Kyrie
05:00 Gloria
12:05 Credo
20:29 Sanctus & Benedictus
29:57 Agnus Dei

Josquin’s score

Another famous mass by the composer – Missa Pange lingua:

Kyrie 0:01
Gloria 2:43
Credo 7:42
Sanctus 14:44
Agnus Dei 21:18
Hymn Pange Lingua 28:23

And, finally, Josquin in jolly, secular mood -El Grillo [The Cricket]:

The Cricket

The cricket is a good singer
He can sing very long
He sings all the time.
But he isn’t like the other birds.
If they’ve sung a little bit
They go somewhere else
The cricket remains where he is
When the heat is very fierce
Then he sings only for love.