Bourgeois, Thomas-Louis (-Joseph)

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Bourgeois, Thomas-Louis (-Joseph)

Bourgeois, Thomas-Louis (-Joseph), French singer and composer; b. Fontaine-L’Eveque, Oct. 24, 1676; d. Paris, 1750. He was maître de musique at the Strasbourg Cathedral (1703–06), and then sang with the Paris Opéra (1708–11). From 1715 to 1721 he was in the service of the Duke of Bourbon. As a composer, he produced a number of fine cantatas, of which 19 are extant; he also wrote divertissements and ballets.

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