Nicholas Grenon

(? -1456)

FrancoFlemish composer. He is first heard of at the Burgundian court in 1385, was a canon at S. Sepulcre in Paris in 1399, and was master of the boys at Laon cathedral in 1403. In 1408 and from 1421-4 he was at Cambrai cathedral, latterly as music master; in 1412 he was in the service of the Duke of Berry, from 1413 to 1421 he was at the Burgundian court again, and from 1425 to 1427 he was a member of the Papal choir in Rome and in charge of its boys. In 1427 he returned to Cambrai as canon at the cathedral; though heard of in Bruges in 1437 he seems to have remained largely in Cambrai for the rest of his life. His chansons and isorhythmic motets are a link between the late fourteenth century style and that of Dufay in their rejection of rhythmic complexity and cultivation of a simple melodic line and syllabic declamation.

A Partial Nicholas Grenon Discography | IIID: The Netherlanders to Ockeghem
Early Music, WBAI, Chris Whent, Here Of A Sunday Morning, HOASM, Classical Music, William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Campion, discographies, troubadours, Rosseter, baroque, medieval, 99.5FM, Orlando Gibbons, John Bull, John Ward, renaissance, Weelkes, Willbye, Holborne, Dowland, Morley, radio, Dunstable, trouveres, Music Before 1800, Binchois, Dufay, minstrels, Machaut, Palestrina, Monteverdi, Farnaby, Fayrfax, Peter Philips, Hume, Purcell, Blow, Humfrey, Ugolini, seicento