Mille regretz

Composer: Josquin des Prez (b. 1450 - d. 1521)
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Composer: Josquin des Prez (b. 1450 - d. 1521)

Performance date: 02/07/2018

Venue: St. Brendan’s Church

Composition Year: 1520

Duration: 00:09:26

Recording Engineer: Ciaran Cullen, RTÉ

Instrumentation: 2vn, va, vc

Instrumentation Category:String Quartet

Artists: Dudok Quartet Amsterdam Judith van Driel [violin], Marleen Wester [violin], Marie-Louise de Jong [viola], David Faber [cello]) - [quartet]

Loneliness is the central theme of this piece: the price of grief, farewell,
desperation, and detachment. Josquin des Prez
(1440-1521) grieves the loss of a lover in his Mille regretz (1520),
originally a four part chanson: “I regret leaving you a thousand time over
/ to leave your beloved face behind.”