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L' Homme Armé

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Antoine Busnois

Antoine Busnois  

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(b c.1430; d Bruges, 1492).Fr. composer. May have been pupil or colleague of Ockeghem. Was for long in service of Charles the Bold (who became Duke of Burgundy in 1467) and after Charles's death in ...
cantus firmus

cantus firmus  

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(Lat.).Fixed song. A melody, usually taken from plainsong, used by composers in 14th–17th cents. as the basis of a polyphonic comp. and against which other tunes are set in counterpoint. Also, in ...
Giacomo Carissimi

Giacomo Carissimi  

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(b Marini, Rome, 1605; d Rome, 1674).It. composer, one of early masters of oratorio form. Choirmaster Assisi 1628–9, Collegio Germanico, Rome, 1629–74. Oratorios incl. Lucifer, Job, Baltazar, Jephte ...
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina  

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(b Palestrina, nr. Rome, c.1525; d Rome, 1594).It. composer who took his name from his birthplace. Chorister at S. Maria Maggiore, Rome, in 1537. Studied in Rome c.1540. Organist and choirmaster, ...
Guillaume Dufay

Guillaume Dufay  

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(b Bersele, nr. Brussels, 1397; d Cambrai, 1474).Fr. composer. Illegitimate son of a priest, took his mother's name of Du Fayt. Known in his early years as Willem Du Fayt, later as Guillaume Du Fay. ...
homme armé

homme armé   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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Tune used as the tenor of many 15th-century *Mass cycles including works by *Busnoys, *Du Fay, *Obrecht,

Homme Armé, L'

Homme Armé, L'   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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2013
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61 words

Old French folk‐song used by Du Fay, Palestrina, and more than 20 other composers in 15th, 16th, and 17th cents. as a ...

Homme armé, L'

Homme armé, L'   Reference library

Alison Latham

The Oxford Companion to Music

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2011
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Music
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149 words

A 15th-century melody which was used extensively as the tenor *cantus firmus of polyphonic masses between about 1450 and 1600...

Missa super L'homme armé

Missa super L'homme armé  

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Work for speaker or (male or female) singer and chamber ens. by Maxwell Davies, comp. 1967–8, rev. 1971. F.p. London 1968, rev. Perugia 1971. See Homme armé, L'.

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