Josquin Des Prez is one of the most ingenious and highly admired Renaissance composers in the history of Western music. During the 16th century, he was hailed as the most prolific composer of his age. Though very little is known about his career and early life, it is certain that he rendered his services to a number of patrons throughout his life. Historical evidences suggest that he roamed and resided in Italy for the most part of his musical career. He held many important positions there and created several motets and masses, which are esteemed highly as the masterpieces of a musical genius. He spent his last days in Conde, in Northeastern France. He composed sacred as well as secular music in his lifetime in a number of vocal forms ranging from masses, chansons, frottole to motets.