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Guillaume Dufay
b. 1397 – d. November 27, 1474 • Composer
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Dufay, Guillaume
Dufay, Guillaume(1400?–74). French composer Guillaume Dufay was noted for both his church music and his secular songs. He often used, and may have originated, the technique of fauxbourdon, a style of composition derived from English descant, an improvisational practice.Dufay (also spelled Du Fay) was
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Dufay, Guillaume
Dufay, Guillaume (c. 1400–1474)Leading composer of church music of the Burgundian school of fifteenth-century FranceDufay is known for his departures from late medieval techniques and for the colorful and elegant textures of his three-voice songs, masses, and motets. His musical training began with