Josquin Baston

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Josquin Baston (c. 1515 – c. 1576) was a Dutch composer of the first half of the 16th century. From the 1550s, he worked as kapellmeister at the court of Christian III. After Christian III's death, he found work at a Swedish court.[1] A number of his pieces were published in Sigismund Salblinger's Concentus (1545), and in the Leuven Collection (1554).[2]

Charles Burney praises his compositions for their ease, rhythm, and melody, as well as for a distinct marking of the key in which they are to be played.[2]


  1. ^ Frederick Key Smith. Nordic Art Music: From the Middle Ages to the Third Millennium. (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002). p. 4.
  2. ^ a b Rose, Hugh James (1857). A New General Biographical Dictionary, London: B. Fellowes et al., vol. 3. page 339.

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