Guillaume de Machaut was the most important composer of the 14th century. He was born in France in 1300, and was heavily influenced by both the Troubadours and Trouveres. He composed mainly secular songs and motets, although his most famous piece was the “Messe De Notre Dame”, a sacred piece. He was one of the first composers to use polyphony, and created a musical concept called a hocket.

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