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François d'Agincourt (also d'Agincour, Dagincourt, Dagincour) (1684  – 30 April 1758) was a French composer, harpsichordist and organist.

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Biography and works

D'Agincourt was born at Rouen, in Normandy. After studies with Jacques Boyvin and Nicolas Lebègue, he became organist of Sainte-Madeleine-en-la-Cité in Paris at the age of 17. In 1706 he succeeded Boyvin at Notre-Dame in Rouen, where he also served as organist at the Royal abbey of Saint-Ouen. In 1714 he became one of the four organists of the Chapelle Royale, where he was preferred to the younger Louis-Claude Daquin. He counted Jacques Duphly amongst his pupils.

Of his surviving output the following are known:

  • A collection of harpsichord pieces (1733), which although dedicated to the Queen, pay tribute to his admiration of François Couperin (who died the same year.) Although, like Couperin, his four Suites are entitled ordres and favour character pieces and musical portraits over traditional dances, his style is less melancholy and more lively.
  • A book of organ Suites for manuals only, unpublished.
  • Two books of songs with continuo.

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Audio files

"Suite du 2e ton" (organ)


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