Jacob Obrecht

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1496 portrait from the studio of Hans Memling, giving Obrecht's age as 38

Aliases: Jacob Hobrecht; Jacob Obreht

Life

Born: 1457 or 1458

Died: before 1 August 1505

The son of a town trumpeter of Ghent, Obrecht might have studied with Antoine Busnoys; he was employed at Bergen-op-Zoon (1480-84), Cambrai (1484), Bruges (1485), Antwerp (1492, Bruges again (1498), and Ferrara (1504), where he died of plague.

View the Wikipedia article on Jacob Obrecht.

List of choral works

Masses

  • Missa L'homme armé
  • Missa Libenter gloriabor
  • Missa Malheur me bat a 4
  • Missa Maria zart a 4
  • Missa Mi-mi (quarti toni) a 4
  • Missa O beate pater Donatiane
  • Missa O lumen ecclesie
  • Missa O quam suavis est
  • Missa Petrus apostolus
  • Missa Pfauenschwanz
  • Missa Rose playsante
  • Missa Plurimorum carminum I

Motets

  • Alma redemptoris Mater a 4
  • Angeli Archangeli/Comme femme a 6
  • Assunt festa jubilea a 3
  • Ave maris stella a 3
  • Assunt festa jubilea a 4
  • Beata es Maria
  • Cuius sacrata viscera 2nd verse of Assunt festa jubilea
  • Discubuit Jesus (dubious, missing alto)
  • Ego sum Dominus contrafactum of Alma redemptoris

Secular works

  • Adiu, adiu alternative incipit of Meiskin es u
  • Als al de weerelt in vruechden leeft 4
  • Den haghel ende die calde snee 4
  • Fors seulement 4
  • Helas alternative incipit for Nec michi nec tibi
  • Helas mon bien 3
  • Ic draghe de mutse clutse 4
  • Ic hoerde de clocskins luden 4
  • Ic ret my uut spacieren 4
  • Ic weinsche alle scoene vrauwen eere 4 also attrib. Stoltzer
  • In hebbe gheen ghelt in mijn bewelt 4
  • J’ay pris amours 4
  • Lacen adieu, wel zoete partye 4 untypical
  • Laet u ghenoughen liever Johan
  • La tortorella è semplice uccelletto 4
  • Ma bouche rit 4
  • Marion la doulce 3
  • Meiskin es u cutkin ru 4
  • Moet my lacen u vriendelic schijn 3 untypical
  • Nec michi nec tibi 2/3 probably instrumental; also attrib. ‘Virgilius’
  • Rompeltier 4 untypical
  • Se bien fait 4
  • Sullen wij langhe in drucke moeten leven 3/4 Alto possibly added
  • Tandernaken 3
  • Tant que nostre argent dura 4
  • Tmeiskin was jonck wel van passe 3/4 ; also attrib. Isaac, Japart
  • Tsat een cleyn meiskin 4
  • Waer sij di Han? 4
  • Wat willen wij metten budel spelen 4
  • Weet ghij wat mijnder jonghen hert deert 4 untypical
The New Obrecht Edition also includes a canon and 5 other textless works

Works at CPDL

Sacred music

Secular music

 
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Publications

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