Jacob Obrecht

Jacob Obrecht (* 1457 or 1458 in Ghent/Belgium; † shortly before 1 August 1505 in Ferrara/Italy) was a Franco-Flemish composer, singer and cleric of the Renaissance. He was the only child of the Ghent city trumpeter Willem (Guillermus) Hobrecht (1430/35 – 22 November 1488). The approximate date of birth...

Robert Ballard

Robert Ballard (* about 1575 in Paris (?); † after 1650) was a French lutenist and composer. He was the son of the publisher Robert Ballard Senior (c.1527–1588), the head of the well-known music publishers “Le Roy & Ballard”, founded in 1551 with cousin Adrian Le Roy (a notable...

Llibre Vermell de Montserrat

The Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (Catalan for “Red Book of Montserrat”) is a collection of late medieval songs and liturgical texts. The manuscript from the 14th century is still kept today in the Montserrat monastery near Barcelona in Catalonia. The manuscript was written around 1399 and originally contained 172...

Josquin Desprez

Josquin Desprez also Josquin des Préz, Jossequin Lebloitte or Latinized Josquinus Pratensis, (* between 1450 and 1455 in the surroundings of Saint-Quentin; † August 27, 1521 in Condé-sur-l’Escaut, France) was a Franco-Flemish composer and singer of the Renaissance, who mastered all the compositional techniques of the early Renaissance, was...
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