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Clément Janequin

Clément Janequin Manuscript

(c.1475 - c.1560)

French composer, primarily of secular songs. Janequin was one of the earliest Renaissance masters to concentrate on chansons, taking the genre to a new degree of vitality and inclusiveness by his use of such extra-musical elements as bird-song & "cries" of Paris. He was highly influential in the subsequent development of the song as a form of personal expression in France. ~ Todd McComb (6/94)

Recommended Recordings

Secular Music

Harmonia Mundi HMA1951271
La Chasse and Other Chansons/Harmonia Mundi HMC901271 or HMA1951271
Ensemble Clement Janequin
Chanson Elegiaques et Pittoresques/Analekta FL23184
Gilbert Patenaude/Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
XIX Chansons Nouvelles, Attaignant (1540)/Astrée E7785
Charles Ravier/Ensemble Polyphonique de France