Movements/SectionsMov’ts/Sec’s, 5 pieces. Vingt-neuvième Fantasie, à 3, sur Une jeune fillette; Trentième Fantasie, à 3, seconde partie; Trente-et-unième. General Information. Title: Missa pro Defunctis Composer: Eustache du Caurroy Lyricist: Number of voices: 5vv Voicing: SATTB Genre: Sacred. Life. Born: 4 February Died: 7 August Biography. View the Wikipedia article on Eustache du Caurroy.

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Missa pro defunctis (Du Caurroy, Eustache)

Around this time du Caurroy began serving as assistant master of the royal chapel and soon produced what is perhaps his best-known work, the Missa pro defunctis c. Jazz Latin New Age. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Born January, in Gerberoy.

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Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Although one reliable source dh Jean-Benjamin de la Borde lists du Caurroy ‘s birthplace as Gerberoy, he may well have been born in nearby Beauvais, where he was baptized on February 4, Du Caurroy’s surviving music consists of a Missa pro defunctis; a collection of fifty-three Latin motets for between three and nine voices, “Preces ecclesiasticae” ; a collection of sixty-five French pieces of various natures, “Les Meslanges” ; and a collection of forty-two instrumental fantasias published in open score Views Read Edit View history.

Denis for the funerals of French kings for the next several centuries. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Classical music portal Kingdom of France portal. In any event, by the mids du Caurroy was already a seasoned composer, winning prizes in the annual Puy d’Evreux competition in and for vocal works. Marin Mersenne ‘s Harmonie universelle contains a setting by Du Caurroy of Pie Jesuwhich is a canon for six voices. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. In du Caurroy was elevated to composer of the royal chamber, then in to composer of the royal chapel.


The collection of 42 such pieces, published posthumously inis considered to be a strong influence on the next generation of French keyboard players, especially Jean Titelouzethe founder of the French cqurroy school. Dy his motets, he is known as an austere composer of structurally involved music, though several of the motets for double choir are quite jubilant.

Eustache Du Caurroy

In the collection “Les Meslanges,” Faurroy Caurroy takes up some of the stylistic principles of Le Jeune, including the “musique mesuree” and other complicated compositional devices. Streams Videos All Posts. His Missa pro defunctisfirst performed at the funeral of Henry IV of Francewas the requiem mass which was played at St.

Du Caurroy served as composer to the royal chamber for three Kings of France, but in his own time was considered the equal of Orlando di Lassus in compositional prowess.

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Du Caurroy accumulated wealth and honours in the first decade of the 17th century, including benefices and a large estate in Picardy. His contrapuntal interest is best shown in his sacred music, of which the largest collection is the two volumes of motets, 53 in all, entitled Preces ecclesiasticaepublished in Paris in Introspection Late Night Partying. Du Caurroy was primarily interested in counterpointand was widely read in the theoretical work of the time, including that of Gioseffe Zarlinowho provided the best available summation of the contrapuntal practice in the 16th century.

Other works mentioned in writings of his day, such as three masses, did not survive. Du Caurroy’s Missa pro defunctis is an extremely famous piece, and was performed at all the funerals for French Kings for nearly two hundred years, earning it the apocryphal title “Mass for the funerals of the Kings of France.

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Finally, Du Caurroy’s fantasias are an exceptional set of instrumental pieces, the earliest such attributed works in French music. He was awarded another prize in the same competition in for a chanson.

He was now at the height of his powers, though relatively little of his music was published. Du Caurroy also wrote instrumental music, including contrapuntal fantasies for three to six instruments.

The work would remain de rigueur at the funerals of French monarchs for the next century or so.

Retrieved from ” https: He probably entered royal service aroundand in is first mentioned in documents from the royal court, when he won a song competition: Eustache du Caurroy baptised February 4, — August 7, was a French composer of the late Renaissance. Virtually nothing is known of du Caurroy ‘s early years and his first recorded activity is as a singer in the royal chapel under King Henry III, though he may have been in the service of King Charles IX in the early s, as is suggested on a monument erected to du Caurroy ‘s memory.

Died August 7, in Paris, France. They are from 3 to 7 voices.

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