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Guillaume Costeley

(c. 1530—1606) composer


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(b Fontanges, c.1530; d Évreux, 1606).

Fr. composer of Chansons, repubd. 1896. Was writing in Paris by 1554. Pres. of soc. in honour of St. Cecilia, formed 1570, which est. a mus. contest at Évreux. Experimented with microtonal comp. in chanson for 4 vv., Seigneur Dieu ta pitié. First comp. to call a work an ‘air’. Court org. to Charles IX of Fr. from c.1560. Retired c.1584.

Subjects: Music.


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