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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fl. 1530’s–1550’s

French composer active during the middle years of the sixteenth century. Nine chansons are ascribed to him in publications of Attaingnant, Du Chemin, and Le Roy et Ballard. Dobbins describes his works as homorhythmic, and comparatively old-fashioned by the 1550’s. Frank Dobbins, “Besancourt,” New Grove 2, III, 483.