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Étienne du Tertre

The output of the French composer, energetic predominntly in Paris, included 57 comprehensive 4 part chansons and an edition of Attaingnant’s assortment of dances. Du Tertre was the first ever to employ the word “collection” (suytte) to several French dances for groupings (branles). His methods in composition had been various and included periodic homophony in tempo and tranquility, textures which range from light to large, natures increasing from bawdy to critical and harmonies organised from basic monodies to complicated counterpoint. It really is posible that Du Tertre composed some, if not absolutely all, of his very own texts.

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