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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Fresneau, Henry (Fresneau)

fl. 1530’s–1550’s

Henry Fresneau was a French composer active during the late 1530’s through the 1550’s. To judge from the concentration of his music in book issued by the Lyonnais music printer Jacques Moderne, and from the connection of some of his literary texts with communities in that cosmopolitan French city, it seems likely that Fresneau was active there during the middle years of the sixteenth century. He seems to have preferred narrative or novelty pieces. Frank Dobbins, “Fresneau, Henry,” New Grove 2, IX, 252.