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Johannes Prioris
c.1460 - c.1514
Belgium / France
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J. Prioris
Johannes Prioris (ca.1460 - ca.1514), a Franco-Flemish composer. He became organist at St. Peter's in Rome in 1490, and maître de chapelle to Louis XII of France in 1507.
Source:Riemann Musik Lexikon
Period:Early Renaissance
Composed in:1500c
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Label(s):Eufoda CD 1349
Accent 23155
Requiem / Missa pro defunctis à quator vocibus by Johannes Prioris contains:
01. Introitus: Requiem
02. Kyrie
03. Graduale: Si ambulem
04. Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe
05. Sanctus & Benedictus
06. Agnus Dei
07. Communio: Lux aeterna
Source:booklet of cd Accent ACC 23155

♫ 01. Introitus: Requiem
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♫ 02. Kyrie
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♫ 03. Graduale: Si ambulem
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♫ 04. Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe
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♫ 05. Sanctus & Benedictus
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♫ 06. Agnus Dei
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♫ 07. Communio: Lux aeterna
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Prioris published a fine requiem which skilfully paraphrases the traditional plainsongs, and also composed attractive chansons and motets.
The music of Johannes Prioris showing us clear the composer was able combining Flemish polyphony of the Low countries with both Italian and French influences. The Missa pro defunctis of Prioris was very popular proving it was published twice by Attaignant in 1532 and 1533. Large number of his compositions are still present in the Vatican Library. The high point of this Missa pro defunctis can be found in the "Agnus Dei". Prioris uses well-timed harmonic expression underlining the deep sorrow felt upon the death of those who are dear and were near to us. Of course this is from all times!
Author:Wim Goossens