Joseph Chabanceau de La Barre

Joseph Chabanceau de La Barre (21 May 1633, in Paris – 6 May 1678, in Paris) was a French composer, notably of the air de cour.[1]

He was son of Pierre Chabanceau de La Barre (1592–1656), organist of the chapelle royale at Notre-Dame, sieur of La Barre, and younger brother of Charles-Henry Chabanceau de La Barre (1625-?), player of the spinet to the queen, and Anne Chabanceau de La Barre (1628–1688), a noted soprano.

He received the pension as an abbé in 1674 only four years prior to his death.

Works, editions and recordingsEdit

  • Airs à deux parties avec les seconds couplets en diminution, Robert Ballard, and son Christophe Ballard, Paris 1669
  • four pieces in the Bauyn Manuscript (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale. Catalogue number Rés. Vm7 674–675)
  • various airs published in journals such as the Mercure galant and collections.



  1. ^ Catherine Gordon-Seifert Music and the Language of Love: Seventeenth-Century French Airs