The Lost Voices Project

Companion resource to Les livres de Chansons Nouvelles de Nicolas Du Chemin (1549–1568), hosted by the Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance in Tours, France

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Regnes, Nicole (Regnes)

fl. 1540’s–1550’s

Nicole Regnes was Du Chemin’s first musical advisor and editor, active in Paris during the 1540’s and 1550’s. A total of 21 chansons are ascribed to him in Attaingnant and Du Chemin imprints. Some later reprinted by Susato and Le Roy et Ballard. Texts sources include Marot (but not among Du Chemin chansons). Some of the pieces are poorly constructed, with repetitive melodic and harmonic combinations, and (especially) poor counterpoint. Lawrence F. Bernstein, “Regnes, Nicole,” New Grove 2, XXI, 121