Guillaume Costeley

Costeley Guillaume 4 Chansons Ens20

4 Chansons
for brass quartet

Guillaume Costeley (1530-1606)

Guillaume Costeley (1530-1606), a composer at the court of Charles IX, was one of the most important French composers of songs. He was associated with the poets of the Pleiade, setting to music texts by Ronsard and Marot. His musical thinking is more harmonic than contrapuntal and shows a taste for unusual chords and intervals.