Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy

Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy (born in the diocese of Clermont, 1601, and died in Paris, 30 Oct 1675) was a French composer. He entered the Jesuit order as a novice in 1621 and from 1660 until his death directed the music at the church attached to the Jesuit Professed house of Paris [1] (known today as the Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis church), where Marc-Antoine Charpentier later served.

Besides a few vocal works in manuscript, three publications are known:

  • Musicalia varia ad usum ecclesiae (1650, lost)
  • Musica sacra ad vesperas aliasque in ecclesia preces for one, two and four voices with organ (1659)
  • Musica sacra ad varias ecclesiae preces … pars altera (1661), for four voices, including a Mass recently reedited by the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles

SourcesEdit

  • Nathalie Berton-Blivet, Catalogue du motet imprimé en France (1647-1789). Paris: Société française de musicologie [fr], 2011.
  • Laurent Guillo, Pierre I Ballard et Robert III Ballard, imprimeurs du roy pour la musique (Liège and Versailles : 2003).
  • Pierre Guillot [fr], Les Jésuites et la musique. Liège: Mardaga, 1991.
  • Gaëtan Naulleau, La pratique de la basse continue en France au regard de la Musica Sacra de Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy, Ballard, 1659, 1661, Mémoire de maîtrise, Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne, 1997.
  • Henri Rybeyrete, Scriptores provinciæ franciæ Societatis Jesu ab anno 1640 ad annum 1670 collecti ab Henrico Rybeyrete ejusdem societatis, 1670. Manuscript. Vanves, Archives de la Compagnie de Jésus.
  • Carlos Sommervogel and Aloys De Backer, Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus. Bruxelles et Paris: 1890-1900 (9 vol.)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ see A. de Backer and others: Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus, ed. C. Sommervogel, iii, Brussels, 1892

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