Machaut 1

Messe de Nostre Dame

circa 1365

Why is it canonical?

Probably the earliest polyphonic setting of the Mass Ordinary to be composed by a single composer and conceived as a unit. It was celebrated as a masterpiece of its era.

Locations

France Reims

Languages

Latin

Images and Videos

Machaut 1

Machaut (at right) receiving Nature and three of her children.

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Messe de Nostre Dame

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