Born: c. 1400 in Mons, Belgium
Died: Thursday, September 20, 1460 in Soignies, Belgium
Nation of Origin: Belgium
Earliest known polyphonic setting of the Te Deum
Musical settings of the Magnificat, Credo, and Gloria.
Binchois was a composer and organist. After 1430 he worked in the Court of Burgundy. He is well known for his secular chansons which express tender melancholy. He is also regarded for his polyphonic setting of the Te Deum. Together with Dunstable and Dufay he is classifed as belonging to the Burgundian School of late Medieval /early Renaissance composition.
Reese, Gustave, Music in the Middle Ages : With an Introduction on the Music of Ancient Times, W.W. Norton & Company, October 1940, ISBN: 0393097501
Sachs, Curt, The Rise of Music in the Ancient World, W. W. Norton & Company, 1943, ASIN: 0393097188
Seay, Albert, Music in the Medieval World, W. W. Norton & Company, 1943, ASIN: 0393097188
Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257
Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679
Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109
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Music in the Medieval World
by Albert Seay
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