Machaut, Guillaume de

(c. 1300 – before November 1377, Reims?)
   Highly respected poet who traveled widely as secretary to King John of Bohemia from about 1323 until John’s death at the battle of Crécy on 26 August 1346. Documents thereafter locate him intermittently at Reims, where he was canon. He composed mostly secular music, much of it setting his own poetry. Three of the late motets (nos. 21–23) can be considered sacred owing to their texts, but by far his most historically significant sacred work is the Messe de Nostre Dame.

Historical dictionary of sacred music. . 2006.

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