Guillaume Poitevin

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Guillaume Poitevin (born October 2, 1646 in Boulbon near Tarascon , † January 26, 1706 in Aix-en-Provence ) was a French serpentine wind player , conductor and composer.

He received his musical training at the choir school in Avignon and then worked in the chapel of the cathedral in Aix-en-Provence. After a few years as an instrumentalist - he played the serpent, which was often used to reinforce the male voices because of its rough tone - he was given the post of Kapellmeister there in 1667, which he held until his death. He was also a teacher with an excellent reputation.

According to tradition, he was a very productive composer of great mastery, but his work has only survived in fragments, so only parts of various masses exist , which, however, confirm the judgment of his contemporaries about him.

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