Date of birth
Place of birth
1532 - 1536
Organist at Beauvais cathedral in 1532 (probably till 1540), where a new organ was built in 1531-1532 (Desjardin 1865, p. 73). Both chansons edited here were published by Attaingnant in 1536 and set quatrains of 10/11-syllable verses. While Combien que jay displays imitation of head motives of the various points throughout and a balanced form (aba) following the text structure, the texture of the through-composed Je vouldroye bien also employs paired voices and a higher degree of homophony. Embellishments intersperse its syllabic text setting mainly at the beginning. A third chanson is preserved incompletely in a manuscript dated 1552, presumably originating in the Low Countries.
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Lesure, François, ‘Some Minor French Composers of the Sixteenth Century’, in Aspects of Medieval and Renaissance Music. A Birthday Offering to Gustave Reese, ed. by Jan La Rue, Hans Lenneberg, Victor Fell Yellin, and Martin Bernstein (London: Oxford University Press, 1967), pp. 538–44.
Miller, Leta Ellen, ‘The Chansons of French Provincial Composers, 1530–1550: A Study of Stylistic Trends’ (unpublished Ph.D. diss., Stanford University, 1977)
Miller, Leta Ellen, Thirty-Six Chansons of French Provincial Composers (1529-1550), Recent Researches in the Music of the Renaissance, 38 (Madison: A-R Editions, 1981).