(François) Eustache Du Caurroy

(1549 - 1609)

French composer, of good family. Singer, and later maître de chapelle, to the French kings from 1569, he won prizes at the Évreux composition contests in 1576 and 1583, and was one of those who cultivated the musique mesurée style in secular music. He-was one of the first French composers to use the double-choir style, and his Requiem continued to be sung at the funerals of the French kings until the eighteenth century. He also wrote instrumental music, including some forty fantasias in three to six parts, many based on French popular songs.

A Partial Eustache Du Caurroy Discography |  IVI: The French Chanson