Johannes Reson (Rezon)

(fl. early 15th C)

Franco-Flemish composer, of whose life nothing whatever is known. He employed the early fifteenth century syllabic manner of word setting, and wrote a chanson, Ce rondelet je vous envoye,which is unusual in having two equally melodic voice parts of equal range. His Mass seems to be one of the earliest true cyclic Masses.

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