Petrus de Domarto

(fl. c. 1445 1455)

Franco-Flemish composer. Little is known of his life. He is listed as a singer at Notre Dame in Antwerp in 1449, five years after Ockeghem is recorded as being vicaire-chanteur (an adult singer in the cathedral choir) there, and there is some evidence that he was in Tournai in 1451. According to Tinctoris, he was a figure of considerable repute in the mid to late fifteenth century. His approach to meter and, particularly, cantus firmus seems to have been particularly influential on younger contemporaries, since it was still being copied in the 1480s. It was, in fact, particularly those features that inspired other composers that were criticised by Tinctoris.

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