Medieval composer Philippe de Vitry (1291-1361) was also a noted theorist and generally considered one of the intellectual giants of his time. He receives much credit for the development of the motet--which also happens to be the only surviving form of music attributed to him. His ideas for new forms of rhythmic notation and new schemes of rhythm were codified in the seminal work Ars Nova, which lent its name to an entire period of musical history.

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de Vitry
Classical Net Basic Repertoire List entry. Includes biographical and musicological information, links to related composers, and partial discography.
Philippe de Vitry
Biography, partial discography, and further information on the Central Middle Ages and the Ars Nova from the Here of a Sunday Morning radio program.
Philippe de Vitry and the Ars Nova
Biographical timeline and suggested works from Humanities Web.
Vitry, Philippe de (1291 - 1361), France
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and link to biographical essay from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
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