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Concerts given at:

Jean Mouton, cantor of King François 1er

January 13, 2015 - Notre-Dame-la-Riche Church, Tours (37)


April 11, 2015 - Notre-Dame de Recouvrance Church, Orléans (45)

April 12, 2015 - Saint-Martin Church, Amilly (45)


May 13, 2015 - A cappella Festival, Leipzig (Germany)


October 16, 2015 - National Halle aux Grains Stage, Blois (41)

December 01, 2015 - Oratory of the Louvre, Paris (75)


Missa Quem dicunt hominesDiabolus in Musica
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"On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the advent of François 1er, crowned in Reims on January 25, 1515, the Clément Janequin and Diabolus in Musica ensembles honored the greatest musician of the king's chapel, Jean Mouton ."

From his real name Jehan de Hollingue, Mouton was born in Haut-Wignes, near Boulogne sur Mer around 1459. He entered the service of Queen Anne of Brittany from 1502 and remained attached to the court of Kings Louis XII then François 1er in less until 1518 before ending his days at the Collegiate Church of Saint-Quentin on October 30, 1522. He became the quasi-official composer of the court, also adored by Pope Leo X.


Mouton's reputation is immense with his contemporaries, equal to that of the great Josquin Desprez, a composer to whom he is related both by biography and by the power of an imposing and still too little-known work: more than 100 motets, 9 Magnificat , 15 masses and 25 songs.


The program highlights Mouton's luminous and diverse talents by addressing many pieces that have not been sung since the 16th century.


On the strength of their rich experience in the repertoires of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the two ensembles will pool the qualities of the great vocal personalities who compose them and who have built their reputation.

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