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Clément Janequin (ca 1485-1558) was a French composer of chansons, masses, motets and psalm settings. Around 400 of his works have survived. His best known compositions are the large “sonoric frescoes” “La Guerre” (“The Battle of Marignan”), “Le Chant des oyseaux” (“The Song of the Birds”) and “La Chasse” (“The Hunt”). Janequin was a contemporary, and in many respects a counterpart, of Rabelais.

This website is a supplement to Clément Janequin: Life and Works by Rolf Norsen (Attainment Press: August, 2014).