Claude Le Jeune

LE JEUNE, Claude (Claudin). b. Valenciennes, ca. 1530; d. Paris, 1600 (buried 26 September). Le Jeune was an outstanding protestant French composer of psalms, and the best theorician and composer of the so called ‘musique mesurée à l’antique’ in France. He was educated in or near his native town, belonging at that time to the Low Countries. In 1552, he first composed four chansons published in Louvain (with works by Thomas Crecquillon, Clemens non Papa and Hubert Waelrant). As a Protestant, he was protected by Huguenot nobles, for instance William of Orange, Théodore Agrippa d’Aubigné, Henri de Turenne, Duke of Bouillon and Henri de Navarre (Henri IV). In 1564, he dedicated Dix Pseaumes… en...

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