Titelouze, Jehan

▪ French musician
Jehan also spelled  Jean  
born 1562 or 1563, Saint-Omer, Fr.
died Oct. 24, 1633, Rouen

      French organist and composer whose improvisatory skills and virtuoso technique made him much sought after as a performer. His compositions rank him among the finest French early Baroque church composers.

      Titelouze's family had been active musically in Saint-Omer since the early 16th century. In 1585 he was appointed organist at the Church of Saint-Jean in Rouen; in 1588 he rose to the post of Rouen cathedral organist, and by 1610 he had become a canon at the cathedral, where he remained until his death, although he left the city to give organ recitals and to consult on organ construction all over France.

      His most important publication, Hymnes de l'église pour toucher sur l'orgue… (1623; “Church Hymns for the Organ”), was followed in 1626 by publication of organ versets (interludes) built on the chant of the Magnificat (the “Song of Mary”). He also wrote several masses for choir. Titelouze's music is strictly contrapuntal and modal but rhythmically free; it is not flashy but rather reflective and mystical, as befits liturgical music. His reputation remains high, although his vocal music is not easily available in modern editions.

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