Clemens was definitely not a pope.

We had a most successful and enjoyable day with Stephen Rice exploring a tiny part of the huge output of this fine Flemish composer. In the course of the day we learned that his name is not a reference to Pope Clemens but in all probability his nickname perhaps given by fellow musicians. He was notoriously amoral and a drunkard. Definitely not pope like.

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