Manchicourt, Pierre de

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Manchicourt, Pierre de

Manchicourt, Pierre de, Franco-Flemish composer; b. Bethune, c. 1510; d. Madrid, Oct. 5, 1564. He was a choirboy at Arras Cathedral (1525); after serving as director of the choir at Tours Cathedral (1539) and as master of the choirboys and maitre de chapelle at Tournai Cathedral (1545), he was made a canon of Arras Cathedral in 1556; from 1559 he was master of Philip II’s Flemish chapel in Madrid. He composed many fine masses, motets, and Parisian chansons.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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