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Guillaume Dufay

French composer born in Beersel (1397) and died in Cambrai (1474), aged 77

1423

Guillaume Dufay composes the ballade 'Resvellies vous et faites chiere lye' around 1423 for the marriage of Carlo Malatesta and Vittoria Colonna.

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'Resvellies vous et faites chiere lye' by Guillaume Dufay A typical ballade is 'Resvellies vous et faites chiere lye', which was probably written in 1423, for the marriage of Carlo Malatesta and Vittoria Colonna.

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http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Guillaume_Dufay

1430

7 years, 2 days later

Guillaume Dufay composes a motet on the Virgin Mary called "Flos Florum".

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Flos Florum by Guillaume Dufay This motet on the subject on the Virgin Mary was composed by Dufay around 1430. **Latin** Flos florum, fons hortorum, regina polorum, spes veniæ, lux letitiæ, medicina dolorum. virga recens et virgo decens, tu forma bonorum: parce reis et opem fer eis pro pace piorum, pasce tuos, succure tuis, miserere tuorum. **English** Flower of flowers, fount of gardens, queen of the heavens, hope of pardon, light of joy, remedy of sorrows. fresh branch and seemly virgin, model of goodness: spare the guilty and bring them a reward in the peace of the righteous, feed your own, succour your own, have mercy upon your own.

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Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474), aged 33: composer

1436

March 25

on Friday

6 years, 2 months, 25 days later

The dedication of the cathedral of Florence was celebrated by Pope Eugenius IV and the papal chapel, then resident in Florence. The Pope's magister capellae (master, or leader, of the chapel) was then Guillaume Dufay, a native of the region of Cambrai in northern France.

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A Dedication by Dufay This isorhythmic motet, "Nuper rosarum flores", was composed by Dufay for the dedication of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

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The moon was in the first quarter that night.
Sunrise in Florence was at 6:02 AM and sunset was at 6:09 PM.
Sunrise in Cambrai was at 6:02 AM and sunset was at 6:09 PM.

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Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474), aged 39: composer

Source: Primary

http://www.slideshare.net/jamesamoore/chapter-15-music-at-the-cathedral-of-florence

1454

February 22

on Wednesday

17 years, 11 months, 8 days later

A letter from Guillaume Dufay to Piero and Giovanni de' Medici -- believed to have been written on February 22, 1454 -- mentions Dufay's motet, called 'Lamentatio sanctae matris ecclesiae Constantinopolitanae' (Lamentations for the fall of Constantinople). It is thought that the piece was to have been composed in the context of the "Feast of the Pheasant", a banquet and extravagant political show organised in Lille by Philip the Good of Burgundy on 17 February 1454. Its purpose was to propagate the idea of a crusade for the recapture of the city. It is, however, unclear whether the piece was ever performed on that occasion.

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'Lamentatio sanctae matris ecclesiae Constantinopolitanae' by Guillaume Dufay The motet is believed to have been composed in the context of the "Feast of the Pheasant", a banquet and extravagant political show organised in Lille by Philip the Good of Burgundy on 17 February 1454. Its purpose was to propagate the idea of a crusade for the recapture of the city. It is, however, unclear whether the piece was ever performed on that occasion. (Wikipedia)

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The moon was waning crescent that night.

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Guillaume Dufay; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamentatio_sanctae_matris_ecclesiae_Constantinopolitanae

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