D’Anglebert, Jean-Henri

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D’Anglebert, Jean-Henri

D’Anglebert, Jean-Henri , significant French harpsichordist, organist, and composer; b. Paris, 1635; d. there, April 23, 1691. He was a pupil of Chambonnières. After serving in the position of first organist to the Duke of Orléans and to the Jacobins in the rue St. Honoré in Paris, he was made ordinaire de la chambre du Roy pour le clavecin by King Louis XIV in 1662. He publ. Pièces de clavecin avec la manière de les jouer (Paris, 1689), which contains 4 dance suites, 5 organ fugues, transcriptions of popular tunes, arrangements of works by Lully, a treatise on keyboard harmony, and a table of ornaments, with many new signs that were widely accepted. The vol. stands as a major source for the French Classical style. A modern ed. of his works was publ. in Le pupitre, LIV (1975). His son, Jean-Baptiste Henri D’Anglebert (b. Paris, Sept. 5, 1661; d. there, Nov. 1735), succeeded him at the court.


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