Leoninus [Leonin]  (1135-c1201)
Last updated: 02.04.23
According to the Internet source given below, Leoninus wrote both poetry and music. Among his accomplishments as a poet was the setting of the first eight books of the Old Testament as hexametric verse. However, today he is chiefly remembered for his contributions as a composer of polyphonic liturgical music. While most composers of this genre were anonymous, Leoninus is credited with having written the Magnus liber organi (The Great Book of Organum), a work that notated Leoninus's sacred polyphonic compositions and which greatly influenced western musical practices for the next several hundred years.
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