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date: 11 November 2019

Hayne [Ayne, Haine, Heyne, Scoen Hayne] van Ghizeghem [Ghiseghem]locked

  • Louise Litterick



(bc1445; d 1476–97). Franco-Flemish composer. Hayne, or his family, may have come from the village of Gijzegem, about 20 km from Ghent; he was perhaps related to Henricus de Ghizeghem, a singer at Cambrai Cathedral in 1453. Hayne was still a young boy in 1457 when Charles, Count of Charolais (later Charles the Bold), placed him in the care of Constans Breuwe, a singer in the employ of Charles’s father, Philip the Good, and possibly Hayne’s first teacher. Hayne is listed as a singer and chamber valet in Charles’s account book for January–December 1467. Hayne seems always to have served in a secular capacity, never becoming a member of the ducal chapel. The following year he received a special payment to equip himself for military service, presumably in preparation for Charles’s campaign against Liège. Hayne was no doubt with him in October when the duke stopped at Cambrai on his way to battle; this may have been the occasion of the performance there by Hayne and his colleague Robert Morton referred to in the anonymous rondeau ...

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