Antoine de Févin


Franco-Flemish composer. Spent his last years as singer to Louis XII at Orléans and Blois. Glareanus dubbed him a 'happy imitator of Josquin'; certainly his church music (nine Masses, one Requiem, nearly twenty motets, Lamentations and Magnificats) was widely printed, and some of his Masses parody Josquin motets. Another is based on his own attractively airy 4-part motet Sancta Trinitas.

IVA: The Netherlanders around and after Josquin