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Janequin, Clément

Janequin, Clément [ Clément Jannequin] (b Châtellerault, nr. Poitiers, c.1485; d Paris, 1558). Fr. composer. Choirmaster, Angers Cath. 1534–7. Comp. over 250 chansons, some of which were pubd. by Attaignant. Settled in Paris 1549, becoming compositeur du roi. Entered Paris Univ. as a student when over 70. Wrote two Masses based on two of his chansons. Introduced bird-song and other programmatic effects. His Le bataille de Marignan (1515) imitates sword-clashes, warriors' cries, and other sounds.

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Jannequin, Clément

Clément Jannequin (klāmäN´ zhänəkăN´), c.1485–1558, French composer, famous for his descriptive four-part chansons about birds, battles, hunts, and other subjects. He also composed motets and spiritual chansons.

See A. Einstein, The Italian Madrigal (1949).

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