Josquin Des Prez: Biography & Music


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What is a canon?

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1. What is a cantus firmus mass?

2. What is a parody or paraphrase mass?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Josquin Des Prez had an extensive impact on music. These quiz questions will ask you questions regarding Des Prez's musical styles and characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will be tested on the following:

  • Definition of a canon
  • What a cantus firmus mass is
  • Definition of parody or paraphrase mass
  • Genres that Des Prez composed
  • Characteristics of Des Prez's music

Skills Practiced

These assessments will allow students to utilize the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson regarding the musical styles and works of Des Prez
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define key phrases such as canon and cantus firmus mass
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Des Prez's musical styles and compositions

Additional Learning

To learn more about Josquin Des Prez, please review the lesson titled Josquin Des Prez: Biography and Music. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Where Josquin Des Prez was born and where he composed most of his music
  • The highpoint of Des Prez's career
  • Where Des Prez finished his career
  • Musical styles
  • Des Prez's influence in music