Skip to main content

Costeley, Guillaume

Costeley, Guillaume

Costeley, Guillaume , French organist and composer; b. c. 1531; d. Evreux, Jan. 28, 1606. Theories that he was an Irishman named Costello who settled in France, or that he was of Scottish extraction, have been discarded. He was court organist to Charles IX of France. In 1570 he became the first annually elected “prince” or “maitre” of a society organized in honor of St. Cecilia, which, beginning in 1575, awarded a prize each year for a polyphonic composition. Costeley excelled as a composer of polyphonic chansons. His Musique, a book of such works for four to six voices, appeared in 1570. Modern eds. of some of those for four voices are in H. Expert, Maitres Musiciens de la Renaissance Franchise (vols. Ill, XVIII, XIX, 1896–1904). An example for five voices is in Cauchie’s Quinze chansons.

Bibliography

I. Godt, G. C, Life and Works (diss., N.Y.U., 1969).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Costeley, Guillaume." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. 21 Oct. 2018 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Costeley, Guillaume." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 21, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/costeley-guillaume-0

"Costeley, Guillaume." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Retrieved October 21, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/costeley-guillaume-0

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.