Josquin and 'Il n'est plaisir'

David Fallows

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For various bizarre reasons Josquin scholarship has overlooked the song Il n'est plaisir and the article by Martin Staehelin that identified it. Assembly of the sources makes it hard to feel con. dent who composed the song: neither the manuscripts that credit it to Isaac nor the one that gives it to Josquin is entirely reliable in its ascriptions. On the other hand there is a stylistic context for the song among the works of both composers. © The Author 2009. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-150
Number of pages147
JournalEarly Music
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009


  • Chanson
  • Heinrich Isaac
  • Hieronymus Formschneider
  • Josquin des Prez


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