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Guillaume Dufay and the World of the Bees

Willem Elders*

'Music History Before 1600', Utrecht University, France

*Corresponding Author:
Willem Elders
'Music History Before 1600'
Utrecht University, France
Tel: ++33 466 79 04 94
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: May 18, 2016; Accepted Date: July 30, 2016; Published Date: August 02, 2016

Citation: Elders W (2016) Guillaume Dufay and the World of the Bees. J Biomusic Eng 4:117. doi: 10.4172/2090-2719.1000117

Copyright: © 2016 Elders W. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


It may surprise to find the name of Guillaume Dufay, who was a graduate in canon law, connected with the world of the bees. Yet, as will be argued below, already early in his life bees may have awakened the composer’s interest. When the composer died on 27 November 1474, the report of the executor of his will consisted of no less than sixty-five pages, containing among other things a list of books which reflects that he was “a man learned in classical literature, theology, canon law, hagiography, and contemporary vernacular verse.”