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Léonin (also Leoninus, Leonius, Leo) (fl. 1150s — d. ? 1201) is the first known significant composer of polyphonic organum. He was probably French, and he probably lived and worked in Paris at the Notre Dame Cathedral, and was the earliest member of the Notre Dame school of polyphony who is known by name. The name Léonin is derived from "Leoninus," which is the Latin diminutive of the name Leo, thus it is likely that…

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  • spooky
  • v ya Leo gives a fuck about how we tag scrobbles loosely affiliated with him
  • v aka you suck
  • just use what it says on the cd as the tag. aka, who cares
  • yeah its obvious people do not know how to tag right on here
  • "historical renaissance eras" "people don't know much about history, and the musical tags are often absurd"
  • Maybe you're right. It gets pretty confusing trying to work out exactly who composed what. Apparently both leonin and perotin's work is in the magnus liber organi - 'Pérotin's works are preserved in the Magnus Liber, the "Great Book" of early polyphonic church music, which was in the collection of the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. The Magnus Liber also contains the works of his slightly earlier contemporary Léonin'. I guess I'll try to tag them more specifically if I can. Wish there was more information though
  • @Bleach00: as far as i know, Leonin wrote the 'Magnus liber organi' of early polyphony, according to a student of him who is called Anonymous IV. only if it's actually unknown who composed a work of Notre Dame, the composer is considered "Anonymous".
  • @Galgenterrorist: you're right regarding the prominent era which is known as "Renaissance music" today, bridging middle ages with modern times. in Italy, the renaissance already began around 1300, nevertheless the music of the Trecento is considered medieval. actually, there are a couple of historical renaissance eras known, e.g. of the 12th century, but the music isn't called so. people don't know much about history, and the musical tags are often absurd.
  • Why do people tag him as "renaissance"? For sure it's complicated to draw a line in many early music cases, but Léonin died in 1201 and the renaissance era just began in 1400... almost 200 years between that dates.

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