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Christopher Page

(fl c1400). Writer on music. He was presumably from St Ghislain in Hainaut and was possibly a member of its Benedictine community. One work by him is known, the Tractatulus de differentiis et gradibus cantorum, found only in St Paul im Lavanttal (...

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(b end of the 15th century; d Speyer, July 1534). German organist and composer. There is no evidence to support Jauernig’s assumption that he was the Balthasar Pistorius from Besike who matriculated at Heidelberg University on 12 April 1498. Arthopius was organist in Weissenburg (now Wissembourg), Alsace, around ...

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(b c1478; d after 1513). English composer. He was admitted as a chorister to St George’s Chapel, Windsor, on 29 October 1491 and remained there until 14 January 1493. The roll of accounts of the stewards of Tattershall College, Lincolnshire, for Michaelmas ...

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(b c1485; bur. Leicester, Nov 17, 1558). English composer. On 20 November 1510 he supplicated at Oxford University for the degree of BMus, stating that he had spent eight years in the study of music and submitting a mass and an antiphon as his exercise. He apparently lived in Coventry in about ...

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Aulen  

Stanley Boorman and Eric Jas

(fl late 15th century). German composer. His name may refer to the German city, Aalen, then called Aulen. Nothing is known of his biography, although Martin Just has drawn attention to two men named Johannes, from Aulen, who were at Vienna University in the middle of the century. A three-voice mass apparently by an ‘Aulen’ exists in several sources (...

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Emilio Ros-Fábregas

(b Ecija, province of Seville, c1460; d after 1524). Spanish poet, vihuelist and composer. He was one of the leading Castilian poets of the generation of Juan del Encina; one of his poems received a response by Pedro de Cartagena, who died in ...

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Isabel Pope and Tess Knighton

(b Segovia; fl 1476–c1506). Spanish composer. He was appointed ‘player [of the organ] and singer of the chapel’ of Ferdinand of Aragon on 15 April 1478 and served the king until at least 1482. By 1495 he was being paid as a member of the Castilian household as organist of the royal chapel, but after Isabella's death in ...

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Tess Knighton

( b ?Seville, c 1476–80; d ?Lisbon, after 1540). Spanish composer . A number of musicians by the name of Baena were employed in the Castilian, Aragonese and Portuguese royal chapels in the latter part of the 15th century and first half of the 16th. At least three families or clans can be identified: from Valladolid (the royal singer Alonso de Baena and his son Bernaldino), Segovia (...

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Magnus Williamson

( fl c 1450–80). English composer . Two four-voice Magnificat settings, each with a compass of 22 notes, are attributed to ‘Baldwyn’ in the index of the Eton Choirbook ( GB-WRec 178) and a seven-voice Gaude by ‘M. Bawldwyn’, probably a setting of Gaude flore virginali...

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John Caldwell and Jonathan Hall

(b ?London, c1430; d London, between 19 Aug and Sept 10, 1487). English composer. He may have been a choirboy with the Chapel Royal: his father Henry Banaster, who died in 1456, was a Yeoman of the Royal Household. He became a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal in ...

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David Fallows

(fl c1445–60). French composer. Until 1960, he was widely confused with the later composer Jacobus Jacobus Barbireau (see Fox), partly because there is no known documentation for anybody named Barbingant; he may also have been confused in his own time with Bedyngham, whose gently sweet style his work reflects. He must have been active in central France, to judge from the sources of his music and from the musicians who drew on his work. He was twice cited by Tinctoris and was named among groups of distinguished composers by both Eloy d'Amerval and Guillaume Crétin (...

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(b 1455, d Antwerp, Aug 7, 1491). South Netherlandish composer. His parents, Johannes Barbireau and Johanna van Saintpol, were both apparently citizens of Antwerp. He must have attended university (probably in the early to mid-1470s), since he is mentioned with the title of Master of Arts in the earliest document to refer to him, dated ...

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Joshua Rifkin

Reviser Richard Sherr

(b ?Montigny-le-Roi; fl 1510–23). French composer and singer. Under the name of ‘Jehan Barat’ he was an haut-contre at the Ste Chapelle, Paris, in 1510–12. As ‘Jean Barat dit Hottinet’ he was maître de chapelle of Langres Cathedral from 1512 to at least ...

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Hans Schoop

(fl c1405–27). Italian composer. In the fourth fascicle of I-MOe α.M.5.24 (c1410), he was described as a Benedictine brother; in the tenth fascicle of GB-Ob Can.misc.213 (c1425), he was described as ‘dominus … prior’. Pirrotta (in ...

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David Fallows

(d after 1498). Franco-Flemish composer. In 1457 he was in the household chapel of Isabelle de Bourbon, wife of Charles the Bold ( F-Pn fr.5904, f.32). When Charles became Duke of Burgundy in 1467, Basin was listed together with Busnoys and Hayne van Ghizeghem as ‘chantre et valet de chambre’ (Brussels, Archives générales du royaume, CC ...

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(b ?Bourges, c1449; d ?Bourges, shortly before May 31, 1491). French composer. He entered the Ste Chapelle of the royal palace in Bourges as a chorister in October 1458. He demonstrated exceptional musical ability: a clavichord was purchased for his use in late ...

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Tom R. Ward

(fl c1450). ?French composer. He is known through a three-voice mass (in I-TRmp 89). Reference to this composition (EitnerQ) as a Missa super Christus surrexit seems incorrect and apparently arose from a confusion of the work with a mass using ...

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Batten  

Composer, possibly identifiable with Batty.

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Peter Wright

(fl c1430–40). Composer. Nothing is known of his life, though two of the texts he set provide possible clues to his place of origin or employment: Gaudens exulta is in praise of Ciney, a town in the province of Namur (now in south-east Belgium); and ...

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Batty  

Bob Mitchell

(fl c1450–80). Composer. Nothing is known of his life. His only two known compositions (both in CZ-Ps D.G.IV.47) are respectively three- and four-voice settings of the compline antiphon Regina celi. Both paraphrase the plainchant elaborately in the superius, and both make occasional use of imitation. Batty may be identifiable with Batten, whose sole surviving piece (in ...