by Miguel Ángel Maeztu & Víctor Luri Jacob Obrecht at the age of 38.
Index. -Life. 1. Early childhood 2. First instrument. 3. His parents. 4. His friend Antoine Busnois. -Works. 1. His music. 2. The cantus firmus. 3. Best work.
Life.(1) -Jacob Obrecht was born in Gante the 22 of November of 1458, and he died in Ferrara the 25 of July of 1505. He was a Flemish composer of the Renaissance. - The first instrument that Jacob learned to play was the trumpet, because the trumpet was the favourite instrument of his father. Gante. Ferrara.
Life.(2) -He was son of Ghent city trumpeter Willem Obrecht and Lijsbette Gheeraerts. -His mother died in 1460 at the age of 20, and his father, in 1488 in Ghent. A trumpeter.
Antoine Busnois. -He was a French composer and poet of the early Renaissance Burgundian School. - The style of Antoine Busnois was very similar to the style of Jacob Obrecht. - He was born in 1430, and he died in 1492. Manuscript of one of his songs.
Works (1) <ul><li>- Jacob Obrecht wrote mainly sacred music : masses and motets </li></ul><ul><li>- His repertoire include some chanson. </li></ul><ul><li>- His style is multi-dimensional and also is a fascinating example of the contrapuntal extravagance of the 15th century. </li></ul><ul><li>Two of his musical works </li></ul>
Works (2) <ul><li>- He used a cantus firmus technique for his masses </li></ul><ul><li>- Sometimes he took his source material and divided it up into short phrases </li></ul><ul><li>- Other times he used retrograde versions of complete melodies </li></ul><ul><li>- In one case he even extracted the component notes and ordered them by note value constructing new melodic material from the reordered sequences of notes. </li></ul><ul><li>A cantus firmus </li></ul>
Best work <ul><li>- The most popular musical work of Jacob Obrecht was: Missa Ave regina celorum </li></ul>