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Ockeghem, Jean d’
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( Jean de; c. 1410, Saint Ghislain near Mons – Feb 6, 1497, Tours?), Franco-Flemish composer. He sang in the choir of Antwerp Cathedral and in the chapel of Duke Charles I of Bourbon in Moulins. He was the leading singer and choir director at the French court under Charles VII, Louis XI, and Charles VIII. He also held the lucrative office of trésorier of St. Martin’s Abbey in Tours. He traveled to Spain, Flanders, and elsewhere. His main work was in religious compositions (Church music: IV, 2.a.y), particularly masses and motets; his requiem is the earliest surviving. …

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Boisits, Barbara, “Ockeghem, Jean d’”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024212>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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