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Notre Dame, the Paris School and Beyond

The recent tragic fire in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris reminded me of the importance of this place in the history of western music. Notre Dame has served as a hot-bed of musical experimentation and growth, as far back as the 12th Century during the formation of the Paris School. Two notable composers drove the development of choral music during this time: Leonin (fl. 1150’s until his death ca 1201) and his student Perotin (ca. 1160 - ca. 1230).

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