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date: 28 January 2020

Gallot familylocked

  • Monique Rollin

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French family of lutenists. They were active in the 17th century. Jacques and Pierre, who were also composers, were considered by their contemporaries to be among the most accomplished players of their time.

(b 1625–30; d 1684). Lutenist and composer. He was known as ‘vieux Gallot d'Angers’ and he was maître de luth in that town about 1663. Four pieces are attributed to him in René Milleran's manuscript lutebook (F-Pn Rés.823) which was compiled in about 1690.

(d Paris, c1690). Lutenist and composer, brother of (1) Alexandre Gallot. He was known as ‘vieux Gallot de Paris’. He was a pupil of Ennemond Gaultier. His Pièces de luth composées sur differens modes (Paris, n.d.) includes a brief method for the lute. The inclusion of minuets and the arrangement of pieces by keys and forms anticipate the later suite. In addition to this collection most of the pieces in an untitled lute manuscript (...

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