Jean Richafort

(c. 1480—1547)

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(bc.1480, d ?Bruges, c.1547). Franco-Flemish composer. One of the leading figures of the post-Josquin generation, he spent his career mainly in the Netherlands (though he was in Italy as a singer in the French royal chapel in the second decade of the 15th century) and he may have been in the service of Mary of Hungary, regent of the Netherlands, in the 1530s. He was maître de chapelle at St Gilles, Bruges, between 1542 and 1547. As well as chansons and church music, his output includes a fine Requiem Mass, which quotes some music by Josquin and was perhaps written on the death of that master in 1521.

From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.

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