Piroye, Charles

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Piroye, Charles

Piroye, Charles, French organist, harpsichordist, and composer; b. probably in Paris, c. 1670; d. probably there, after 1717. He was a student of Lully and Lambert, and then an organist of the Jacobins (1690–1712) and at St. Honoré (1708–17) in Paris. He subsequently taught harpsichord.


Jephté, tragedy (1703); Cantique pour le temps de noël for Soprano and Basso Continuo (Paris, 1703); Messe de M. Biroat,“plain-chant musical” (n.d.); several instrumental pieces.

—Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire