Vitry, Philippe de

Period: Medieval

Born: Wednesday, October 31, 1291 in Vitry, Champagne, France

Died: Tuesday, June 9, 1361 in Meaux (near Paris), France

Nation of Origin: France

Major Works:

Treatise: Ars Nova, (the new art)

Other Information:

Vitry worked for the royal family in Paris and from 1346 to 1350 he served in the army of Duke Jean of Normandy. In 1351, Pope Clement VI appointed him bishop of Meaux. He is most famous for his treatise, Ars Nova, in which he explains the new theory of mensural notation and binary rhythm.

Composer Bibliography:

Schrade, Leo, Polyphonic Music of the 14th Century, Monaco: Editions de l'oiseau-lyre, 1956.

General Bibliography:

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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