Born: c. 1410 in East Flanders
Died: Saturday, February 6, 1497 in Tours, France
Nation of Origin: Netherlands
13 surviving Mass settings including Missa Quinti Toni, Missa l'homme armé, and Missa prolationum.
Ockeghem may have been a student of Binchois. He worked in Antwerp, Bourbon, Cambrai, and Paris. He worked for many different royalty including 3 French kings. He was a teacher to Josquin des Prez who wrote an elaborate epitaph upon the death of Ockeghem. His work conveys the mysticism of the Netherlands while demonstrating the progressive techniques of imitative counterpoint that would influence great masters of Renaissance polyphony like Palestrina.
Reese, Gustave, Music in the Renaissance, W.W. Norton & Company; November 1959, ISBN: 0393095304
Sachs, Curt, The Rise of Music in the Ancient World , W. W. Norton & Company, 1943, ASIN: 0393097188
Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257
Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679
Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109
Links to essays at other sites:
Please note: Each link will open in a new window.
Biographical essay from Wikipedia