René de Bousset

Born: 1703

Died: 1760

Birthplace: Paris, France

René Drouard de Bousset was a French Baroque composer and organist. He was the son of Jean-Baptiste Drouard de Bousset (d. 1725), minor nobility and maître de musique of the chapelle of the Louvre. René was a pupil of Nicolas Bernier. He was organist of Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris, then simultaneously co-organist with Armand-Louis Couperin at Notre Dame de Paris and the church of Saint Merry from 1755 to 1760. He was a Jansenist and noted for a series of publications of cantatas on biblical subjects.

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