Boyvin, Jacques

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Boyvin, Jacques

Boyvin, Jacques, French organist and composer; b. Paris, c. 1649; d. Rouen, June 30, 1706. He studied in Paris, then was organist at the Hôpital des Quinze-Vingts (1663–74). From 1674 until his death he was organist at Notre Dame Cathedral in Rouen; also served at St. Herbland (1697–1702). He composed mainly for organ; his organ works were publ. in Paris in 2 books (1689–90; 1700). See A. Guilmant and A. Pirro, eds., J.B.: OEuvres completes d’orgue (Paris, 1905).

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