Brassart, Johannes or Jean

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Brassart, Johannes or Jean

Brassart, Johannes or Jean, composer who flourished in the first half of the 15th century. He was active in Liège at the collegiate church of St. Jean l’Evangeliste (1422–31) and at St. Lambert Cathedral (1428–31). In 1431 he was in Rome as a member of the papal choir. After serving at the chapel of the Council of Basel (1433–34), he was rector capelle to the emperors Sigismund, Albert II, and Friedrich III (1434–43?). He also was a canon in the church of Our Lady in Tongres. Among his extant works are 10 mass movements, 8 Introit settings, 4 motets, and 10 other sacred pieces. See K. Mixter, éd., J. B.: Opera omnia, Corpus Mensurabilis Musicae, XXXV/1–2 (1965–71).

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