No! Not those Kind of Dates!!• These dates: October 31, 1291 - June 9, 1361• Rare to know
French Composer…• Medieval Period• Wrote Chansons and Motets• Only a few of his compositions have survived through the ages• Was very influential in the development of the Motet In Aboris- De Vitry
13th. Century Motet• Plainsong in bottom voice• Top voice was secular poetry Example of 13th. Century Motet usually written by the composer• Would not be used in worship
Music Theorist…• Author of a famous music theory treatise• Ars Nova, which has been taken up as the name of that entire period of music history.• In the Ars Nova, Vitry is primarily concerned with expanding the rhythmic resources offered to composers; he introduces new rhythmic schemes, along with a new mensural notation which was to play an important role for more than a hundred years after his death.• The main result of his innovations is that the different lines of polyphony are given much greater independence than had been done previously – during the so-called Ars Antiqua.