Bournonville, Jean de

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Bournonville, Jean de

Bournonville, Jean de, French composer, father of Valentin de Bournonville; b. Noyon, c. 1585; d. Paris, May 27, 1632. In 1612 he was appointed director of music at the choir school of the collegiate church of St. Quentin, and then was active in Amiens (1618–31). In 1631 he was named director of the choir school of the Sainte-Chapelle. He composed masses, Psalms, motets, and other church music.

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