Guillaume de Machaut (French: [gijom də maʃo]; sometimes spelled Machault; c. 1300 – April 1377) was a medieval French poet and composer. He is one of the earliest composers on whom significant biographical information is available. According to Daniel Leech-Wilkinson, Machaut was "the last great poet who was also a composer". Well into the 15th century, Machaut's poetry was greatly admired and imitated by other poets, including Geoffrey Chaucer.

Machaut composed in a wide range of styles and forms. He is a part of the musical movement known as the ars nova. Machaut helped develop the motet and secular song forms (particularly the lai and the formes fixes: rondeau, virelai and ballade). Machaut wrote the Messe de Nostre Dame, the earliest known complete setting of the Ordinary of the Mass attributable to a single composer.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 2 Polyphonic Lais (The Medieval Ensemble of London feat. conductors: Peter Davies & Timothy Davies) Guillaume de Machaut 1
1987 The Mirror of Narcissus Guillaume de Machaut; Gothic Voices, Christopher Page 1
1989 Messe de Notre Dame / Le Lai de la Fonteinne / Ma fin est mon commencement Guillaume de Machaut; The Hilliard Ensemble 1
1991 Le vray remède d'amour Guillaume de Machaut 1
1994 Remède de Fortune (Project Ars Nova) Guillaume de Machaut 1
1996 La Messe de Nostre Dame / Songs from Le Voir Dit Guillaume de Machaut; Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly 1
1996 Messe de Notre-Dame Guillaume de Machaut; Ensemble Organum, Marcel Pérès 5 2
2001 Mercy ou Mort Guillaume de Machaut 1
2002 Les Motets Guillaume de Machaut; Ensemble Musica Nova 1
2004 Motets Guillaume de Machaut; The Hilliard Ensemble 1
2005 The Complete Recorder Works of Rubbra and Britten (The Flautadors, Dante Quartet) Josquin des Prez / Edmund Rubbra / Juan Vásquez / Benjamin Britten / Guillaume de Machaut 1
2006 The Unknown Lover: Songs by Solage and Machaut Solage, Guillaume de Machaut; Gothic Voices 1
2012 Saltarello Henry Purcell, Antonio Vivaldi, Hildegard von Bingen, Guillaume de Machaut, Kaija Saariaho, John Dowland; Garth Knox, 1
2013 Mon chant vous envoy Guillaume de Machaut 1
2013 Songs from Le Voir Dit Guillaume de Machaut; Orlando Consort 1
2015 The Dart of Love Guillaume de Machaut; Orlando Consort 1
Messe de Nostre Dame (Taverner Consort & Choir feat. conductor Andrew Parrott) Guillaume de Machaut 1
Musique Médiévale: Chant Grégorien Pérotin, Machaut; Abbaye Bénédictine de Munsterschwarzach 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Le Remède de Fortune Guillaume de Machaut 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Chansons, Volume 2 Guillaume de Machaut 1
Messe de Notre-Dame Guillaume de Machaut; Ensemble Gilles Binchois, Dominique Vellard 1

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