Johannes Simon Hasprois (Johannes Symonis)

(? - 1428)

French composer. A clerk from Arras, he served successively the king of Portugal, Charles V of France (in 1380), and of the Avignon Popes Clement VII and Benedict III (in 1403), dying in Rome as a notary of the curia. His earlier chansons are in the florid style characteristic of late fourteenth century Avignon composers, though their use of melodic sequences shows an Italian touch. His later music is however in a markedly simpler style. Like Solage, he was apparently associated with the Parisan Fumeux.

A Partial Johannes Simon Hasprois Discography  |   IIIF: Codex Chantilly and L'Ars Subtilior