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Masterpiece Obrecht

Masterpiece Obrecht

Missa de Sancto Donatiano

  • composed between 1485 and 1487 in the polyphonic style of the late Renaissance
  • commissioned by Adriana de Moor, to be sung annually at the tomb of her husband Donaas in Sint-Jakobskerk
  • Obrecht incorporated five songs - one of which was in Dutch - into the various movements of the Mass,
  • in 1487, or a year later, the work was already copied in Rome
  • St. Donatian (Donaas) Bruges’s patron saint, is depicted in paintings by Van Eyck, Gossaert and the anonymous ‘Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy’.

In collaboration with Cera