Josquin Baston

(fl. 1542-63)

Franco-Flemish composer. He may have served at the Polish court 1552-3, and also at the Danish and Swedish courts a few years later. His chanson-motets combine expressiveness and charm with expert use of devices such as canon; in his 6-part lament on the death of an unidentified 'Lupus' the two middle voices repeat the Gregorian Requiem chant in canon six times with different counterpoints. He also composed French chansons.

IVA: The Netherlanders around and after Josquin | IVI: The French Chanson