Thomas Crecquillon Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    c. 1505
  • Died
  • Birthplace

Thomas Crecquillon was a Netherlandish composer of the Renaissance. He is considered to be a member of the Franco-Flemish school. While his place of birth is unknown, it was probably within the region loosely known at the time as the Low Countries, and he probably died at Béthune. Crecquillon's music was highly regarded by his contemporaries, and shows a harmonic and melodic smoothness which prefigures the culminating polyphonic style of Palestrina. He wrote twelve masses, over 100 motets and almost 200chansons. Stylistically he uses points of imitation, rather in the manner of Josquin des Prez, in almost all of his sacred works (the masses and motets), following the contemporary trend towards pervading imitation and polyphonic complexity. Unlike Josquin, however, Crecquillon rarely varies his texture for dramatic effect, preferring smoothness and consistency.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Alix avoit mal aux dens Canzona Solo voice(s)
Au monde nest plus Canzona Choir
Demandez vous Canzona Choir
Jamais en ce monde n'aurai Canzona Solo voice(s)
Je prens en Gré Canzona Chamber group
Petite fleur Canzona Solo voice(s)
Pour ung plaisir Canzona Solo voice(s)
Reveillez-vous tous amoureux Canzona Solo voice(s)
Si Salamandre en flamme vit c'est peu Canzona Solo voice(s)
Un Gay bergier Canzona Solo voice(s)
Voyez le tort Canzona Solo voice(s)
Amour partez Chorale Choir
Andreas Christi famulus à 8 Motet Choir