François Richard

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François Richard (ca. 1585 – 1650) was a French composer of airs de cour.[1] His Airs de cour a quatre parties (1637) mentions the pleasure Louis XIII found in the music of his Chamber.[2]

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  1. ^ Georgie Durosoir L'air de cour en France: 1571-1655 1991 p294 "Parmi ces «petits maîtres» de l'air de cour, et bien qu'il n'en ait publié que deux livres, François Richard se distingue par la qualité de sa ... Ses deux livres d'airs de cour paraissent la même année, en 1637, chez Pierre Ballard."
  2. ^ French baroque music from Beaujoyeulx to Rameau James R. Anthony - 1978 "François Richard (c. 1585-1650), in the dedication to Louis XIII found in his Airs de cour a quatre parties (1637), alluded to the pleasure the king took in the music of his Chamber: 'I know that after the sounds of the trumpets and drums, those of lute and voices do not displease you.”..."