Renaissance Music Tour

by Coen Ploeger

Tour Description

During this tour you will visit 6 historic stops in the world of music. On the first day of the tour we will stop in Deventer, The Netherlands to visit the birthplace of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. On the second day we will drive to Beersel in Belgium to see the birthplace of Guillaume Dufay. During the third day of the tour we will visit Saint-Ghislain also in Belgium. On the fourth day of the tour we will travel to Mons in Belgium. (So many composers come from there) There we will see the birthplace of Orlando Di Lassus. On the fourth day we will also see the birthplace of Binchois, also in Mons. On the final day of our journey we will visit France to go to Condé-sur-l'Escaut The death place of Josquin des Prez

Stop 1

The birthplace of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. Sweelinck was born in Deventer, The Netherlands. Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck was a Dutch composer and organist. He was an organist at the Calvinist church. He spent most of his time teaching.
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Stop 2

The birthplace of Guillaume Dufay. Guillaume was born in Beersel, Belgium. Guillaume Dufay was a Flemish composer of the early Renaissance. Composer of Armed Man Mass which featured cantus firmus (a melody used as the basis for a polyphonic composition) of a popular song in a sacred tune.
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Stop 3

The birthplace of Jean De Ockeghem. Ockeghem was born in Saint-Ghislain, Belgium. Johannes Ockeghem was the most famous composer of the Franco-Flemish School in the last half of the 15th century. He worked for the Courts of Kings of France. Wrote 13 Masses, Requiem, 5 Motets, and 21 chansons.
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Stop 4

The birthplace of Orlando Di Lassus. Orlando was born in Mons, Belgium. He wrote Seven Penitential Psalms of David. There is not much known about his life.
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Stop 5

The birthplace of Binchois. Binchois was born in Mons, Belgium. Binchois was a Netherlandish composer, and one of the most famous composers of the early 15th century. The most important composer at the court of Phillip the Good at the Burgundian court.
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Stop 6

The death place of Josquin Des Prez. Josquin died in Condé-sur-l'Escaut, France. Josquin des Prez, often referred to simply as Josquin, was a Netherlandish composer of the Renaissance. He lived during the 1450s. He was the most important composer of time, most praised for delicate text setting. He held positions in the French and Italian courts.
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