1470s in music

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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the 1470s.

Events[edit]

  • 1470
    • 5 August – Guillaume Du Fay purchases some land in his homeland of Beersel to provide an income to establish his obiit.[1]
    • October – Antoine Busnois first becomes a member of the Burgundian chapel as a demi-chappellain (he would be promoted to full chaplain in 1472).[2]
    • November – Antoine Busnois is paid for "services … of which the duke [of Burgundy] wished no further mention to be made in the accounts"—probably a delicate diplomatic mission recruiting new musicians from another court.[2]
    • Blind organist, harpist, lutenist, and fiddle player Conrad Paumann tours Italy, where his playing on various instruments causes a sensation at the court of the Gonzagas in Mantua.[3]
  • 1471
    • After fifteen years in the humble position of clerc in the Burgundian court chapel, Robert Morton is promoted to chappelain, a position in which he would remain until early 1476.[4]
  • 1475 – Organ builder Lorenzo da Prato completes his masterpiece, the organ in cornu Epistolae of the San Petronio Basilica in Bologna.[5]

Bands formed[edit]

  • 1479 – The Gosudarevï Pevchiye d′Yaki (literally Ruler’s Singing Clerks, the court choir of Moscow), is established by Ivan the Great.[6]

Publications[edit]

  • 1470 – Approximate date of the completion of the Buxheim Organ Book
  • 1471 – Professional scribe Clara Hätzlerin completes her Liederbuch in Augsburg.[7]
  • ca. 1473 – The Königsteiner Liederbuch (de) is completed.
  • 1475 – Johannes Tinctoris, Terminorum musicae diffinitorium, compiled by this year.
  • 1476 – Johannes Tinctoris, Liber de natura et proprietate tonorum, completed 6 November.
  • 1477 – Johannes Tinctoris, Liber de arte contrapuncti, completed 11 October.

Compositions[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • 1470
    • 25 February – Richard de Bellengues, dit Cardot, French singer and composer (b. ca. 1380)
  • 1473
    • 24 January – Conrad Paumann, German organist, harpist, lutenist, fiddle player, and composer (b. ca.1410)
  • 1474
  • 1479

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alejandro Enrique Planchart, "Du Fay [Dufay; Du Fayt], Guillaume", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  2. ^ a b Paula Higgins, "Busnoys [Busnois, Bunoys, de Busnes], Antoine [Antonius]", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  3. ^ Christoph Wolff, "Paumann, Conrad", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  4. ^ David Fallows, "Morton [Mourton, Moriton], Robert", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  5. ^ Umberto Pineschi, "Prato, Lorenzo (di Jacopo) da", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  6. ^ Lyudmila Kovnatskaya, "St Petersburg", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  7. ^ Adolf Layer and Friedhelm Brusniak, "Augsburg", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  8. ^ Lewis Lockwood, Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400-1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2009): 287. ISBN 978-0-19-970300-5