Egidius, sometimes Magister Egidius, (c. 1350-1400?) is an ars subtilior composer found in the Chantilly Codex and the Modena Codex. Works attributed to "Egidius" in the Chantilly Codex comprise the ballades Roses et lis[1] and Courtois et sage, dedicated to Pope Clement VII in Avignon.[2] He is potentially identifiable with Egidius de Murino, a composer and music theorist active at the same time.[3]

Egidius de Aurelia (Egidius of Orleans), composer of "Alma Polis / Axe poli cum artica" is thought to be a different composer.

References

  1. ^ Early Music History: Volume 22: Studies in Medieval and Early ... - Page 136 Iain Fenlon - 2003 "The relationship between En mon cuer, Trebor's Passerose de beaute and Egidius's Roses et lis is essentially a musical one, though there are also some textual echoes (compare Figures 1 and 2).
  2. ^ Music and musicians: Volume 26 Evan Senior - 1977 "Finally three little gems in the second half were the ballades (actually the complete extant works) by Egidius. His Courtois et sage, dedicated to Pope Clement VII in Avignon, contains much variety within the prevailing 6/8 rhythm, ..."
  3. ^ Garber, Benjamin. "Egidius de Murino", from Medieval France: An Encyclopedia. William Kibler, ed. Garland 1995. p.316.