Personalities | Perotin | Medieval Era | Classical

(Pa-ro-tan’) fl. c. 1200
French composer

Perotin was named by the theorist Anonymous IV as the reviser of the Magnus liber organi originally compiled by Leonin for Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris. He stated that Perotin was a gifted composer of works in two, three and four parts, and some surviving pieces are directly attributable to him, for instance the well-known organa Viderunt omnes and Sederunt principes. These and other large-scale and smaller works are impressive for their sense of design and structure. His book remained in use all over Europe for a considerable time and had a profound influence on later composers.

Recommended Recording:
Viderunt omnes, Sederunt principes, etc., Hilliard Ensemble (dir) Paul Hillier (ECM)

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