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Antoine Brumel

Antoine Brumel was a Franco-Flemish composer. He was the choir master of the cathedral of Chartres in 1483, canon at Laon in 1498 and choir master at the Notre Dame in Paris from the same year. In 1505 he left to work at the court of the court of Ferrara, where he probably died. 

Hij composed missas, motets and French chansons in a late-medieval polyphonic style. His most popular work is probably his mass Et ecce terrae motus, in which he pulls out all of his isorhythmic strenghts while maintaining an extremely inventive, somewhat peculiar melody. which moreover demands a very high skill level from the singers.

According to witnesses, Brumel was known as a difficult person to deal with. 

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