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Claudin de Sermisy (c. 1495 - 1562)

As many French composers of the Renaissance, the information held today is incomplete.

We know that he was an altar boy and a cantor in the royal chapel in Paris around 1515 (reign of François 1er). In charge of canon near Abbeville. He then returned to Paris, to the Royal Chapel.

Famous musician in his time (like Josquin des Prés), he was one of the masters of the Franco-Flemish school. His numerous compositions, both secular and religious, include polyphonic songs (usually 4 voices) on texts by poets of his time, but also Passions, Masses and Motets.

He is considered one of the "Parisian" composers of the Renaissance.

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