Lantins, Arnold de

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Lantins, Arnold de

Lantins, Arnold de, Franco-Flemish composer; b. probably in Lantin, near Liège, c. 1400; d. place and date unknown. He may have been related to Hugo de Lantins. He was in Venice in 1428, and a singer in the Papal Chapel in Rome between Nov. 1431 and July 1432. He wrote several sacred works, as well as ballades and rondeaux. His employment of carefully connected chords suggesting purely harmonic procedures is of historical interest. For his works, see C. Van den Borren, Polyphonia Sacra: A Continental Miscellany of the 15th Century (Burnham Wood, 1932; second ed., rev., 1962) and Pièces polyphoniques profanes de provenance liégeoise (XVe siècle) (vol. I, Brussels, 1950).

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