Fors seulement

Johannes Ockeghem’s chanson Fors seulement lattente que je meure is on of the most original creations of its genre around 1470. The unusual range of voices (due to the text stressing the immensity of the chagrin), its deep emotionality, its canonic entries in the second half – all contributed to the wealth of compositions based on one or several voices of this chanson.

These compositions show the great influence Ockeghem exerted on the next generation of composers. They are very fine early instrumental fantasias.

Fors seulement gesamt