Music style – Court air

Music characteristics

Poem written to be declaimed with the luth. The music writing follows the words, as in plain chant. There are polyphonic pieces as well as solo pieces.


France, 16th century.

Main interpreters today

Pierre Guédron, Claude Lejeune, Antoine Boësset, Pierre Moulinié

Example to hear and see

Photo : Pierre Guédron playing luth in the piece “Adorable Princesse”

Post written and published by Françoise Delsaux (Arpege Music Software Development)

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