Phinot, Dominique, significant Franco-Flemish composer; b.c. 1510; d.c. 1555. He was mainly active in Italy, being in the service of the Urbino court, and also working in Pesaro. He was particularly important for his contribution to the development of the 8-voice double-choir technique. Among his works are 2 masses, 2 Magnificat settings, numerous motets, and many Psalms. He also publ. 2 books of chansons (Lyons, 1548). A complete ed. of his works was prepared by J. Hofler in Corpus Mensurabilis Musicae, LIX (1972–82).
P. Hansen, The Life and Works of D.P. (diss., Univ. of N.C, 1939).
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