Sermisy [Cermisy, Sermizy, Sermysy, Sernisy, Servyzy], Claudin [Claude] de
- Isabelle Cazeaux
- and John T. Brobeck
(bc 1490; d Paris, 13 Oct 1562). French composer. He was one of the recognized masters of the Renaissance chanson and a significant composer of religious music. Claudin, as his name appears in most contemporary publications, was associated with the royal court of France under several monarchs (particularly Anne of Brittany, François I and Henri II) as well as with the Ste Chapelle du Palais in Paris and was one of the most important contributors to the earliest French publications of polyphonic music. The numerous instrumental transcriptions and contrafacta of his compositions attest to the esteem in which he was held in his time....