He wrote both secular music and sacred music in all noteworthy vocal forms of age that comprised of motets, frottole, masses and chansons. In the 16th century, Josquin was honored for the creative technological devices and absolute melodic gift. Scholars during the present period have made efforts to describe his stylish characteristics and to avoid misattributions.
He solved problems related to his compositions in a variety of ways in the succeeding compositions. He sometimes used in a stern style devoid of ornamentation and at times wrote music that required virtuosity. It was further noted by Heinrich Glarean that Josquin could not only show off but had the capability of being a mocker through the use of satire successfully (Sherr, 2000, pg 3)