Bouzignac, Guillaume

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Bouzignac, Guillaume

Bouzignac, Guillaume, French composer; b. c. 1587; d. c. 1643. He was a choirboy at Narbonne. In 1609 he was the “maître des enfants’ at the Grenoble Cathedral. His creative period comprises the years 1610–40; he wrote a number of effective motets in the popular French style, distinguished by dramatic expression, as well as religious works. H. Quittard publ, several of these pieces in his “Un Musicien oublié du XVIIe siècle” Bulletin de la Société Internationale de Musique (Paris, 1905).

Bibliography

M. Leroux, G. B. (ca. 1587-ca. 1643):Étude musi-cologique (Béziers, 1993).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire