Fortuna desperata, NJE 27.11 (Josquin Desprez)

Authorship Note
The attribution of this to Desprez is questionable: see below, Comments



Sheet Music


PDF scanned by Unknown
MichaelWeber (2017/6/2)

Editor Jaap van Benthem
Howard Mayer Brown
Publisher. Info. Collected Works of Josquin Des Prez, Vol.27
Utrecht: Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis, 1987.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Keyboard or Harp (Teuling)

PDF typeset by arranger
arranger (2012/10/27)

Arranger Arnold den Teuling
Publisher. Info. Arnold den Teuling
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General Information

Work Title Fortuna desperata
Alternative. Title
Composer Josquin Desprez
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. NJE 27.11
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJ 33
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 3 voices
External Links DIAMM
Josquin Research Project

Navigation etc.

  • One of numerous arrangements of an anonymous Italian song from about 1470.
  • Authorship of Josquin not certain. From a source without text.
  • Grove Music's entry for this says "only in E-SE s.s.; adds new B to Sup and T of ?Busnoys’ chanson, different version from that used in Josquin’s mass; questioned by NJE".