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Guillaume Dufay (c. 1397/8-1474)
Regarded as the greatest composer of the first half of the 15th century, Dufay began his musical career as a choirboy at the cathedral in Cambrai and with few interruptions, maintained his affiliation with this great institution for most of his life. He wrote in all genres available to a composer of his time – pioneering the cyclic mass and bringing the isorhythmic motet to a new peak of development while turning out fauxbourdon hymn settings, treble-dominated song-motets, mass propers based on liturgical chants, secular songs and, even newly composed monophonic chants for new liturgical offices – creating masterworks in each genre and laying the stylistic foundation for composers of the next generation like Josquin and Obrecht.  
Guillaume Dufay
Works of Dufay published by Notre Dame Choir Editions
NDC029: Salve Regina
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