Jacobus Clemens “non Papa” (c.1510/5-1555/6)

 

Jacobus Clemens “non Papa” was one of the finest composers of the 16th century, being highly regarded in his lifetime and published throughout Europe in a variety of musical styles, both sacred and secular. Yet today he remains a somewhat unknown and underrated figure, known more for his nickname “non Papa” than his music. Little is known about his life (though unusually for a Flemish composer, he seems not to have travelled to Italy) and how he acquired his nickname is also something of a mystery. It has been suggested that it was to distinguish him from Pope Clement VII on account of Clemens’ immoral behaviour. Alternatively, it could have been to differentiate him from Jacobus Papa, a poet active in Ypres. His music stands out from his contemporaries – particularly the slightly older Nicolas Gombert – through his use of sudden changes of texture or harmony, lending it an overall more expressive quality than other Flemish music of the time.

Angelus Domini ad pastores ait
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Angelus Domini ad pastores ait
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Ego flos campi –
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Heu mihi, Domine –
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Pastores, quidnam vidistis –
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Missa Pastores,
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Super ripam Jordanis –
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Vox in Rama –
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Missa Caro mea – ATTTB or SATTB

Dum complerentur – AATBarB or SSATB

Missa Ecce quam bonum – SSATB

Missa Gaude lux donatiane – ATTBarB or SAATB

Job tonso capite – ATTBarB or SAATB

Missa Panis quam ego dabo – ATBarB or SATB

Peccantem me quotidie – ATBarB or SATB

Missa Spes salutis – ATBarB or SATB

Missa Virtute magna – ATBarB or SATB