Personalities | Jean Mouton | Renaissance | Classical

(Zhan Moo-tôn’) c. 1459–1522
French composer

Having held various church jobs in France, Mouton joined the French royal court in 1502 and remained there for the rest of his life. Many of his motets are occasional works – written for a particular personage or special event that was taking place at court. He was probably among the musicians present at the famous ‘Field of the Cloth of Gold’ in 1520. One of the favourite composers of the music-loving Pope Leo X, he composed a motet for his election on the appropriate text, Christus vincit (1513).

Recommended Recording:
Nesciens Mater: Choral Works of Jean Mouton, Gentlemen of St John’s Cambridge (dir) Graham Walker (Quilisma)

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