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Machaut, Guillaume De (C.1300–1377)

  1. George Thomas Kurian

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0396

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Kurian, G. T. 2011. Machaut, Guillaume De (C.1300–1377). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Outstanding French composer of the 14th century. Although he was a priest, church music comprises only a small portion of his output.


  • outstanding french composer of the 14th century;
  • his mass and two latin motets;
  • the mass, messe de notre dame, earliest setting for four voices;
  • hoquetus david, based on a melisma from an alleluia verse;
  • machaut's music, quintessentially gothic