from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Dufay, Guillaume 1400?-1474. Flemish composer regarded as the first great composer of the Renaissance. He is particularly known for his Mass compositions.


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  • Hey, check it out -- our friend and occasional blog commenter Anne Dufay is the new executive director of Southeast Uplift, the agency that serves as an important resource for neighborhoods in that part of Portland.

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  • Frank Dufay: Taxis are far more regulated than anyone (they can't refuse fares, for example) and it's unfair for anyone to "tip" their way to grabbing the most lucrative fares (and taking ONLY the best fares).

    Ridden in a town car lately? (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Frank Dufay: and having and maintaining safe and viable transportation choices.

    Ridden in a town car lately? (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Frank Dufay: It's not about restricting competition, Jim, it's about maintaining a level playing field.

    Ridden in a town car lately? (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Frank Dufay: It's about everyone making a decent living,

    Ridden in a town car lately? (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • The program -- which interspersed works by well-known composers like the 14th-century Guillaume de Machaut and the 15th-century Guillaume Dufay with music by their contemporaries and chivalric songs by their 13th-century forebears -- found a welcome variety of tone and texture.

    Armonia Nova's arresting concert of early music at St. Mark's, Capitol Hill

  • In Prof. Potter's musical vision, that can include the use of the saxophone alongside a baroque violin, as on the best-selling CD "Care-charming Sleep," or fusing 600-year-old songs of love and faith with a shimmering electronic soundscape, as in "Being Dufay," a project he recorded with composer Ambrose Field.

    Forsaking 'Authenticity'

  • The five instrumentalists who played many different instruments my favorite was the "nun's fiddle," a long, skinny, one-stringed wooden box played with a bow that produced a nasty raspberry of a sound in the course of the evening did so expertly, although the two horns sounded indecisive in the fast give-and-take "hocket" of the Dufay "Gloria," and the whole well-paced production moved smoothly.

    Waverly Consort's medieval sound tests modern-day audiences

  • At the ducal capital of Cambéry, Dufay made te acquaintance of Gilles Binchois, the other great composer of the age, who had come to attend the wedding with his employer, the Duke of Burgundy Philippe, the Good, accompanied by a retinue two hundred strong.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Under the direct or indirect influence of Dufay, who remained the predominant figure on the musical scene until well into the second half of the 15th century, the second generation of composers flourished.

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