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  • Rob C. Wegman

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(fl 1469–74; d before 1497). Franco-Flemish composer . He joined the choir of Cambrai Cathedral in 1469, and was still active there in 1474. In 1472–3 Tinctoris criticized his (as yet unidentified) Missa authenti prothi irregularis for its contradictory use of minims (citing two excerpts from the ‘Cum sancto’), and described the work generally as ‘lacking in all art and melody’; this was the only work Tinctoris censured for its style as a whole, and its identification might shed interesting light on the early history of music criticism. Yet Pasquin was famous enough to be mentioned by Guillaume Cretin in his ...

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Early Music
Corpus scriptorum de musica (Rome, later Stuttgart, 1950-)
Revue de musicologie
Rome, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
[flourished]