Clément Janequin

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Aliases: Clement Jannequin; Clement Janequin


Born: 1485 ca., Châtellerault, Vienne

Died: 1558 (?)

Biography The earliest record of Janequin is as a clerc in Bordeaux in 1505. He moved to Angers in the 1530s and later to Paris, being settled permanently there in 1549. He made his will in January 1558 and had died when Octante deux pseaumes de David traduits en rithme françoise par Cl. Marot et autres avec plusieurs cantiques appeared in 1559.

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  • Chansons de maistre Clement Janequin, Paris, 1528
  • Les chansons de La guerre, La chasse, Le chant des oyseaux, La louette, Le rossignol, Paris, 1537
  • Livre 8: 19 chansons a 4, Paris: Attaingnant, 1540
  • La bataglie, La louette, Le critz de Paris, Le chant des oyseaux, Le rossignol, libro primo, Venice, 1545
  • Livre 31: 30 chansons a 4, Paris: Attaingnant, 1549
  • Cinquièsme livre du recueil contenant quatre excellentes chansons anciennes, Paris, 1551
  • Premier livre des inventions musicales, Paris, 1555
  • Second livre des inventions musicales, Paris, 1555
  • Second livre de chansons et cantiques spirituels, Paris, 1555
  • Premier livre contenant plusieurs chansons spirituelles, Paris, 1556
  • Proverbes de Salomon, 4 vols., 4vv, Paris, 1558
  • Verger de musique, 4–5vv, Paris, 1559
  • Octante deux pseaumes de David, 4vv, Paris, 1559

External websites:


  • Howard Mayer Brown, "Clément Janequin", in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. Stanley Sadie. 20 vol. London, Macmillan Publishers Ltd., 1980. ISBN 1561591742
  • Howard Mayer Brown and Richard Freedman: "Clément Janequin", Grove Music Online ed. L. Macy (Accessed July 2, 2005), (subscription access)
  • Gustave Reese, Music in the Renaissance. New York, W.W. Norton & Co., 1954. ISBN 0393095304