François de La Feillée

LA FEILLÉE, François de. b. and d. France, 18th century, dates unknown. La Feillée is thought to have been a priest attached to the cathedral at Chartres, but nothing definite is known about his life. He published Méthode pour apprendre les Règles du Plain-chant et de la Psalmodie (1745), which was influential in the movement in France to provide music that was independent of Rome (see Neo-Gallican chant*). His work was later revised by F.D. Aynès, in 1808 (the 1823 ‘Nouvelle Édition Augmentée’, Lyon and Paris, is available on-line through Google Books). The 1823 revision states on the title page that it was ‘disposée à l’usage des principaux dioceses de France’. La Feillée’s book contains...

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