In 2021, the world will commemorate the death of the French-Flemish composer Josquin Desprez, 500 years ago. He is considered the greatest composer of the Renaissance. Cappella Pratensis opened this global anniversary year with a radiant New Year’s concert on January 1, 2021. A tribute to the great master, streamed live from the beautiful Grote Kerk in Breda (NL).
New Year’s greeting by Paul Depla, Mayor of the city of Breda (English subtitles)
Word of welcome by Marieke Wiegel, director Grote Kerk Breda
O admirabile commercium – Josquin Desprez
Missus est Gabriel angelus – Josquin Desprez
Miserere mei Deus – Josquin Desprez
Preter rerum seriem – Josquin Desprez
Missa Pange lingua – Agnus Dei – Josquin Desprez
Stratton Bull, Andrew Hallock – superius
Lior Leibovici, Korneel Van Neste – altus
Pieter De Moor, Julian Podger – tenor
Marc Busnel, Grantley McDonald – bassus
Stratton Bull – artistic direction
This event was a co-production of the City of Breda, the Grote Kerk Breda Foundation and Cappella Pratensis.