Phinot [Finot, Finotto], Dominique [Dominico]
- Roger Jacob
(bc1510; dc1556). Franco-Flemish composer. He was described by Girolamo Cardano as ‘Gallus’. He appears to have spent at least part of his career in Italy: in a document of May 1544, Duke Guidobaldo II of Urbino proposed that he be appointed cantor in the cathedral, while a further two documents, dated 26 March 1545 and 20 November 1555, indicate that ‘Finotto musico’ was employed in the court of Urbino. Though he is not known to have resided in Lyons, evidence of his close associations with the city are contained in four volumes of motets and chansons published there by Godefroy and Marcellin Beringen in 1547 and 1548. The dedicatees had Lyonese connections (for example, César Gros was a prominent citizen and patron), some of the chanson texts are by the local poets Maurice Scève and Charles Fontaine, and other texts deal with subjects of local interest. A passage in Cardano’s ...