Guillaume Costeley

(ca. 1531 - 1606)


French composer. By 1560 he was court organist to Charles IX of France, and in 1575 founded the Évreux 'Puy de musique' -- an annual prize for composition -- in honor of St Cecilia. He wrote over 100 chansons, which continued to be reprinted until 1633, and was the leading chanson composer of the late sixteenth century. He belonged for a time to the poet Baïf's circle.

A Partial Guillaume Costeley Discography   |   IVE: Music for Organ and Lute | IVI: The French Chanson