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Claudin de Sermisy

SERMISY, Claudin de. b. ca. 1490; d. Paris, 13 October 1562. Very little is known about Sermisy’s youth. In 1508, as one of the lower clergy in the Sainte Chapelle du Palais (Royal Chapel, Paris), he was called ‘Claudin’. By 1510, he was a singer in the Queen’s private chapel, and a cleric in the Noyon diocese. Before 1515, he is mentioned as a member of the Chapelle du Roy (the King’s household chapel). From 1532 to at least 1555 he was the successor of Antoine de Longueval (or Longaval) as the musical director of the Chapelle de la Cour (court chapel). As a canon, he participated in the administration of the Sainte Chapelle, and from 1554 was prebendary in Troyes (Chapelle Saint...

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