Jehan Titelouze (1563 - 1633)
Jean (or Jehan) Titelouze was a French organist of the early Baroque period. Born in Saint-Omer, probably in 1562 or 1563, he died in Rouen on October 25, 1633. He is generally considered the founder of the French organ school.
The son of a musician, Titelouze came to Rouen at the age of 20, and he spent the rest of his life there. He became organist at the Saint-Jean church in 1585, then titular organist of the city's cathedral in 1588. This instrument was, at this time, one of the most brilliant ones in France, so we may assume that Titelouze, only 25 years old at the time, was already an ... (Read all)