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date: 26 August 2019

Barbe family [Barbé]locked

  • Frank Dobbins



Flemish family of musicians.

(d Antwerp, Dec 2, 1564). Composer. He was maître de chapelle of St Jacob, Bruges, before his appointment (1528) as maître de musique of the choir school of Antwerp Cathedral, where he remained until 1562. After his wife's death in about 1547 he was ordained; he first officiated as a priest on 11 January 1548. In 1562 he retired and was succeeded in 1563 by Geert van Turnhout. He was buried in the cathedral in 1564. In his mass, a light and mainly imitative parody of the popular late 15th-century chanson Vecy la danse de Barberie, he exploited the veiled reference to his own name in his use of the chanson's thematic material. The six-voice chanson Alligiés moy doulce plaisante brunette, attributed to him in a German collection of 1540 (RISM 15407), is ascribed in other sources to Josquin (ed. A. Smijers, ...

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