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Joye : Les plaintes de Gilles de Bins dit Binchois

Gilles Binchois (composer), Björn Schmelzer (conductor), Graindelavoix (performer)
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Title
Joye : Les plaintes de Gilles de Bins dit Binchois
Composer
Gilles Binchois ca.1400-1460
Conductor
Björn Schmelzer
Performer
Graindelavoix  (vocaal ensemble)
Publisher
Glossa, 2007
1 cd + boekje
Playing time
01:13:48
EAN
8424562321021
CDR
EAX1496

About Gilles Binchois

Gilles de Binche (called Binchois; also known as Gilles de Bins; c. 1400 – 20 September 1460) was a composer from the Low Countries, one of the earliest members of the Burgundian school and one of the three most famous composers of the early 15th century. While often ranked behind his contemporaries Guillaume Dufay and John Dunstable by contemporary scholars, his works were still cited, borrowed and used as source material after his death.

Life

Binchois was probably from Mons, the son of Jean and Johanna de Binche, who may have been from the nearby town of Binche. His father was a councillor to Duke Guillaume IV of Hainault, and also worked in a church in Mons. Nothing is known about Gilles until 1419, when he became an organist at the church of Ste. Waudru in Mons. In 1423 went to live in Lille. Around this time he may have been a soldier in the service of either the Burgundians or the English Earl of Suffolk, as indi…Read more on Wikipedia