Josquin was born at Cond in or about 1450, and was a pupil of Okeghem.
Yet some of Lasso's music is as old-fashioned and stiff as Okeghem's.
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.
One of the most beautiful of his pieces was a dirge written upon the death of Okeghem.
It is notable chiefly for its technical skill; and during his life Okeghem was the most famous teacher of his day.
Okeghem and his contemporaries completely explored the resources of canonic writing.