(b Paris, 16 Sept. 1557; d Paris, 21 Aug. 1627). French composer. He was a student of philosophy and languages, and taught himself music. As well as holding the position of royal secretary, he was a member of Baïf's académie (see musique mesurée) and conductor and organizer of many concerts in Paris, including the St Cecilia's Day celebrations at Notre Dame and ballets and other royal entertainments. His works include a volume of Chansonnettes mesurées de Jean-Antoine Baïf (Paris, 1586) and one of Psaumes mesurées à l'antique (published by Mersenne in his Quaestiones celeberrimae in Genesim; Paris, 1623).
From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.