Petrus de Cruce
Born: c. 1270
Died: c. 1300
Nation of Origin: France
Petrus de Cruce is also known as Pierre de la Croix. He is one of the few identifiable composers of the 13th century. His birth and death dates are unknown but he was active from 1270 to 1300. The "Petronian" motet is named for him and consists of three voices. The bottom voice (tenor) is based on a plainchant sung in long notes, the middle voice (duplum) moves in subdivisions of the tenor, and the upper voice (triplum) moves in further subdivisions of the tempus.
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