Das Magnificat in der frühen Neuzeit View publication
Clemens non Papa and Thomas Crecquillon were the most prolific
composers in the Low Countries in the mid-sixteenth century.
Judging by the sheer number of sources containing their works and
by the way these works were used as models for new compositions,
they were venerated by performers, composers, and other music
lovers. Remarkably enough, both composers have been treated
casually in musicological writings. The present collection of
essays – the outcome of a conference that was held at the
University of Utrecht in 2003 – is entirely devoted to this
much neglected field of research and deals with important topics,
such as biographical aspects of the poorly documented lives of
Crecquillon and Clemens non Papa, the influence and long-lasting
presence of their music in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century
sources, the relationship between text and music, source studies,
instrumental music and musical analysis.