Bousset, Jean-Baptiste

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Bousset, Jean-Baptiste

Bousset, Jean-Baptiste, French composer and singer; b. Dijon, 1662; d. Paris, Oct. 3, 1725. He was active as maître de musique at the chapel of the Louvre, the Académie Française, and the Académies des Sciences et des Inscriptions. He publ. 40 books of airs sérieux et à boire (Paris, 1690–1709), 2 books, both titled Eglogue bachique (Paris, 1693, 1695), and a book of cantatas (Paris, before 1710); his motets and an opera are lost. His son, René Drouard de Bousset (b. Paris, Dec. 11, 1703; d. there, May 19, 1760), was also a musician who was active in Paris as an organist and composer.

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