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Aliases: Ricardus Hugons; Richard Higons; Richard Huchons; Richard Hugo
Biography Richard Hygons (also Higons, Huchons, Hugo; c. 1435 – c. 1509) was an English composer of the early Renaissance. While only two compositions of this late 15th-century composer have survived, one of them, a five-voice setting of the Salve Regina Marian antiphon, has attracted interest from musicologists because of its close relationship to music being written at the same time on the continent, as well as its high level of workmanship.
Hygons was active at Wells Cathedral, where he is first recorded in 1458 and was still alive in May 1508.
View the Wikipedia article on Richard Hygons.
List of choral works
- Gaude virgo mater Christi (2vv)
- Salve Regina (5vv)
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