Loyset Compère

Born: c. 1445

Died: 16th August 1518

Birthplace: Hainaut (in modern Belgium)? - certainly unknown

Loyset Compère was a Netherlandish composer of the Renaissance. Of the same generation as Josquin des Prez, he was one of the most significant composers of motets and chansons of that era, and one of the first musicians to bring the light Italianate Renaissance style to France.

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