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Guillaume Dufay

Guillaume Dufay

Guillaume Dufay was a Franco-Flemish composer and music theorist of the early Renaissance. As the central figure in the Burgundian School, he was the most famous and influential composer in Europe in the mid-15th century, and can be considered as the founding member of the Netherlands school which dominated European music for the next 150 years.

From the evidence of his will, Guillaume Dufay was probably born in Beersel, in the vicinity of Brussels. He was the illegitimate child of an unknown priest and a woman named Marie Du Fayt. Marie moved with her son to Cambrai early in his life, staying with a relative who was a canon of the cathedral there. Soon Dufay's musical gifts were noticed by the cathedral authorities, who evidently gave him a thorough training in music; he studied with Rogier de Hesdin during the summer of 1409, and he was listed as a choirboy in the cathedral from 1409 to 1412. During those years he studied with Nicolas Malin, and the authorities must have been impressed with the boy's gifts because they gave him his own copy of Villedieu's Doctrinale in 1411, a highly unusual event for one so young. In June 1414, at the age of only 16, he had already been given a benefice as chaplain at St. Gery, immediately adjacent to Cambrai. Later that year he probably went to the Council of Konstanz, staying possibly until 1418, at which time he returned to Cambrai.


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Agnus Dei (Bol. Q15 no. 105)Guillaume DufayClerks' GroupDufay1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Ave Regina caelorumGuillaume DufaySeattle Pro MusicaAlnight by the Rose1 CDMORE DETAILS 
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Credo (Bol. Q15 no. 108)Guillaume DufayClerks' GroupDufay1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Gloria "Spiritus et alme"Guillaume DufayClerks' GroupDufay1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Gloria (Bol. Q15 no. 107)Guillaume DufayClerks' GroupDufay1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Gloria Ad Modem TubaeGuillaume DufayHilliard EnsembleSacred & Secular Music from 6 Centuries1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Inclita stella marisGuillaume DufayClerks' GroupDufay1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Kyrie Fons bonitatisGuillaume DufayClerks' GroupDufay1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Ne je ne dorsGuillaume DufayGothic VoicesThe Castle of Fair Welcome1 CDMORE DETAILS 
O beate SebastianeGuillaume DufayClerks' GroupDufay1 CDMORE DETAILS 
O gemma, lux et speculumGuillaume DufayClerks' GroupDufay1 CDMORE DETAILS 
O sancte SebastianeGuillaume DufayClerks' GroupDufay1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Sanctus & Benedictus (Bol. Q15 no. 104)Guillaume DufayClerks' GroupDufay1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Supremum est mortalibusGuillaume DufayClerks' GroupDufay1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Vasilissa, ergo gaudeGuillaume DufayClerks' GroupDufay1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Vergene BellaGuillaume DufayHilliard EnsembleSacred & Secular Music from 6 Centuries1 CDMORE DETAILS 

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