Jean Cuvelier

  • Born
    fl. 1372
  • Birthplace
Jean Cuvelier was a French composer and poet. He came from Tournai and was 'diseur' to the king of France in 1372. In 1387 he completed his great epic poem, the Chronique de Bertrand de Guesclin. His three balladesin the Chantilly MS are rhythmically extremely complex; two of them also use canon. In his ballade on Gaston Fébus the Prince's heraldic device appears as Noëma in the refrain.

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