‘Two Fellows from Ghent’: for the Obrecht and Agricola Quincentenaries

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The composers Jacob Obrecht (c.1456/7–1505) and Alexander Agricola (c.1455–1506) were born in Ghent, presumably within a short time of each other, and may even have sung alongside each other as choirboys. This article investigates possible links between their respective outputs, which may be particularly evident in their later stages, suggestive of the possibility of direct influence.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43–55
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the Alamire Foundation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 1 Dec 2012

Author keywords

  • Jacob Obrecht (c.1456–1606), Alexander Agricola (c.1455–1506), musical style