Claude le Jeune

(c. 1530—1600)

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(b Valenciennes, c.1530; d Paris 1600).

Fr. composer of psalm‐settings and many secular chansons and instr. pieces. Known to have worked in Paris from 1564. Promoted new style of comp. in which mus. was made to follow metrical rhythm of text (Vers mesurez). Master‐composer to Henri IV, 1596.

Subjects: Music.

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