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date: 21 February 2019

Dufay, Guillaume (bc.1400; d Cambrai, 27 Nov. 1474). French composer. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Music
Author(s):
Anthony PryerAnthony Pryer, David FallowsDavid Fallows

He is the most acclaimed musician of the 15th century. Almost 200 of his works survive, including 84 songs, eight complete masses, 13 isorhythmic motets, and numerous hymn settings, single mass movements, and works in honour of the Virgin Mary and various saints and liturgical feasts. He is often described as a Burgundian composer, but in spite of well-attested contacts with Burgundian composers (e.g. Binchois) and the fact that his home town of Cambrai was under Burgundian control, he was never a resident member of that court.... ...

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