Josquin -The Imitation Game
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Is citation plagiarism? Not in the music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Composers cut, pasted, and conjured with existing melodies and created new works from historical material. The singer-researchers of Cappella Pratensis closely examine Josquin’s ingenious tricks of the trade and place him next to examples and followers like Busnois, Ockeghem, and Willaert.