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David Skinner

This week the English ensemble “Alamire”, directed by David Skinner will again be featured on In the Mode, this time with music by Josquin. Skinner writes that Josquin Desprez is widely recognized as the greatest of the Renaissance master musicians who became and iconic figure whose art captivated musicians and scholars for centuries. We’ll hear some of his earliest chansons and motets.

The next three programs of In the Mode will feature the English ensemble Alamire directed by Fresno native, David Skinner, now an early music scholar in England, who graduated from McLane High School and from CSUF.  He then moved to the UK,  getting his masters in music from Edinburgh University and in 1995 gained his doctorate from Oxford, and now researches and reconstructs early music where parts have been lost.