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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Besse, P. de

fl. 1560’s–1580

One chanson ascribed to him in Du Chemin book of 1567. Text is from Ronsard Elegies of 1565. A Pierre de Besse is listed as valletz de chamber to François d’Anjou in 1578 and 1580. Jeanice Brooks, Courtly Song in Late Sixteenth-Century France (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), p. 428.