CLAUDE GERVAISE (1525 - 1560)
Claude Gervaise – his name familiar, at least, from Poulenc’s Suite française d’après Claude Gervaise – was chiefly an editor and arranger, employed by Pierre Attaingnant.
Gervaise himself wrote a number of polyphonic chansons typical of the period. Many of these were published by Attaingnant.
Gervaise edited collections of dances and contributed a volume of such pieces himself, some derived from polyphonic chansons. These were published by Attaingnant and his widow.