The 2008 film In Bruges tells the story of two hitmen hiding out in the eponymous Belgian town. Renaissance composer Jacob Obrecht also lived through some desperate times in that city (although no hitmen were involved, as far as we know) including a siege, a food shortage, and time spent as a political prisoner in a notorious jail. We'll hear his story, along with his Missa de Sancto Donatiano, which he wrote for a wealthy widow from Bruges.

To learn more about Obrecht and his Saint Donatian Mass, please visit Dr. Bloxam's website:

  • Jacob Obrecht- Missa de Sancto Donatiano (selections)- Cappella Pratensis 
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