Pieter Bordon (* 1450 in Ghent , † after 1484) was a Flemish singer, composer and cleric.
Pieter Bordon was the son of the Ghent citizen Valeria Bordon and his wife Margriete van Wijniersch. The father - as a cotiadian -singer (ie as an adult chorister) at Saint Jacob in Ghent from June 24, 1440 to June 24, 1452 detectable - died before the age of majority of the son, so that the hereditary magistrate of the city in the regulation of inheritance , In a document dated September 11, 1465 Pieter Bordon is called 'Pieterkin Bordon', which indicates his immaturity.
Pieter Bordon sang until 1478 as a cotiadiane singer at various churches Gents. To Saint Jacob from 24 June 1466 to 24 June 1469 and from 1 October 1470 to 24 June 1472, to Saint Michael from 25 December 1472 to 25 March 1475 and from 24 June 1478 to 23 August September 1478.
By the end of 1472, Pieter must have held one of the lowest spiritual rankings, for on December 2 of that year his mother wrote him an annuity of 480 groschen, 'because Pieter Bordon Valeria's zone is about to ... enter the priesthood soon' , In fact, he appears since 1473 in the bills as 'Dominus Petrus Bordoen' and was on May 10, 1475, when he sold 1440 groschen a house in Ghent to a Janne Aenbec, referred to as 'her Pieter Bordon presbytre'.
In 1478/79 he went to Italy and sang from August 1479 until February 1480 at the Cathedral of Treviso .
For the following years, the track Pieter Bordons loses, but it is very likely that he has studied at an Italian university. Financial resources were available thanks to the annuity of 480 groschen.
In August and September 1484 he stayed in Siena and received money from the cathedral there for 'the composition of motets , creeds and other figural music '. None of the compositions are handed down under Bordon's name, perhaps some have survived in the anonymous works of the choirbook SienBC K.1.2.
Today only two compositions under Bordon's name are known. A four-part L'Homme-armé movement attributed to Borton in RomeCas 2856 (now commonly assigned to Robert Morton ) and the three-part one, Pe. Bourdon's attributed arrangement De tous biens plains in Odhecaton A. Text source : Wikipedia (Hide extended text) ... (Read all)