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Okeghem

[oh-kuh-gem] /ˈoʊ kəˌgɛm/
noun
1.
Jean
[zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA),
d' or Jan van
[yahn vahn] /yɑn vɑn/ (Show IPA),
c1430–c95, Flemish composer.
Also, Ockeghem, Ockenheim.
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Historical Examples
  • Josquin was born at Cond in or about 1450, and was a pupil of Okeghem.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • Yet some of Lasso's music is as old-fashioned and stiff as Okeghem's.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • One of the most beautiful of his pieces was a dirge written upon the death of Okeghem.

  • Okeghem and his contemporaries completely explored the resources of canonic writing.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • It is notable chiefly for its technical skill; and during his life Okeghem was the most famous teacher of his day.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • In the second period came Josquin des Prs, whose desire for pure beauty in music led him to modify the forms left him by Okeghem.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
British Dictionary definitions for Okeghem

Okeghem

/ˈɒkəˌɡɛm; Dutch ˈɔkəxəm/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Ockeghem
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