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Binchois, Gilles de Bins dit (b ?Mons, c.1400; d Soignies, 1460). Franco-Flemish composer and organist. Regarded as one of major composers of early part of 15th cent. Probably trained as chorister. Org. at Mons, 1419–23 after which he is thought to have been soldier in service of Earl of Suffolk in Eng. occupation army in France. In 1420s joined Burgundian court chapel. Most of his surviving secular songs are rondeaux. Church mus. incl. a Te Deum, settings of the Magnificat, Credo, and Gloria, but no complete Mass survives.

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Binchois, Gilles de

Binchois, Gilles de (c.1400–60) Franco-Flemish composer and organist. After Dufay, he was the most influential composer of the early to mid-15th century. He was organist at Mons (1419–23), and served at the Burgundian court (1430–53), before becoming provost of St Vincent, Soignies. Some sacred music survives, but he is best known for his secular songs.

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Gilles Binchois (zhēl băNshwä´), c.1400–1460, Flemish composer. From about 1430 until his death Binchois served Philip the Good of Burgundy. His secular chansons are considered his best work. The 15th-century theorist Tinctoris ranked him with Dufay and Dunstable.

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