Guillaume de Machaut

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Born: 1300 — Machault — France
Died: 13 April 1377 — Reims — France
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The Confort d'ami is addressed to Charles II of Navarre, during his imprisonment by his father-in-law, Jean le bon, rather than for Jean himself.

[by “Anonymous” on 2009-05-11 10:45:25]

Music

  • Remède de Fortune (1341)
  • Le Dit du Lyon (1342)
  • Le Dit de l’Alérion (1349)
  • For Jean de Luxembourg he wrote: Jugement du roi de Bohème (1342)
  • For Charles de Navarre he wrote Jugement du roi de Navarre (1349) (the judgment of king of Navarre)
  • For Jean II le bon (the good) he wrote: Confort d’ami (1356) (Friend’s confort)
  • For the Duc de Berry he wrote: Fontaine amoureuse (1361)
  • For Charles, duc de Normandie he wrote: Voir-Dit (1363)

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Life

Guillaume de Machaut was born ca. 1300 in Reims, N. France. From 1320 to 1346 he served John of Luxemburg, King of Bohemia as a notary and a secretary. His earliest datable work is motet Bone pastor Guillerme/Bone pastor, composed in 1324 to honour the newly-selected archbishop of Reims, named Guillaume. Machaut was highly influential both as a composer and a poet for at least one century next to his own. He established the three "formes fixes" of secular -- mostly -- polyphonic music: ballade, rondeau and virelai, and personally supervised the collection and ordering of his work. The "Messe de Nostre Dame" is Machaut’s best known -- to non-specialists -- work, however the bulk of his creation consists of the formes fixes and the motets. He was famous and much-admired when he died in 1377 at his hometown, where he was living as a clerical beneficiary since 1330.

(contribution by Panos Vlagopoulos <pvlag(at)admin.megaron.gr>)

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Sheet music for de Machaut

[details ←] Messe De Nostre Dame, vocal, , choral, vocal,
[details ←] Messe de Nostre Dame, vocal, , choral, vocal,
[details ←] Per Cantare E Sonare - Qui Es Promesses, vocal,
[details ←] 2 Rondeaux - 3 scores, recorder,
[details ←] Les Ballades, (14th Century Polyphonic Music) - Volume 4, French text - score, vocal,
[details ←] Les Virelais, (14th Century Polyphonic Music) - Volume 5, French text - Score, vocal,
[details ←] 4 Ballades - 3 scores, recorder, vocal,
[details ←] Nine Ballads a 2 - score
[details ←] Dame, je sui cilz qui weil endurer, choral, vocal,
[details ←] David Hoquetus - Score and parts
[details ←] Hoquetus David, Score, choral, vocal,
[details ←] Contrepoint A 4, horn, trombone, trumpet, french horn, brass quartet, , choral, vocal,
[details ←] Hoquetus David - Score and parts
[details ←] 2 Rondeaux - 4 scores
[details ←] Les Messe, (14th Century Polyphonic Music) - Volume 3, French text - Score, vocal,
[details ←] Ode a la Musique (1961), horn, trombone, piano, double bass, drums, trumpet, french horn, percussion,
[details ←] Ode a la Musique (1961) fur Solo-Bariton, gemischten Chor (SATB, stellenweise geteilt), trombone, piano, double bass, , choral, vocal,
[details ←] Ode a la Musique (1961), horn, trombone, piano, double bass, drums, trumpet, french horn, percussion, , choral, vocal,
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