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Regis, Johannes [Leroy, Jehan]locked

  • Sean Gallagher


(bc1425; d ?Soignies, c1496). Franco-Flemish composer. The commonness of his name has led to considerable confusion over Regis' biography. He is almost certainly the Jehan Leroy first recorded in 1451 serving as master of the choristers at the collegiate church of St Vincent, Soignies (18 km north of Mons, diocese of Cambrai). References to Regis that appear to place him in Mons, Ghent and 's-Hertogenbosch have all been shown to involve other men, while the assertion that he was choirmaster at Antwerp in ...

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