Pierre Certon

d. 1572

Pierre Certon was employed at Notre Dame in Paris and then at the Sainte-Chapelle, where he was in 1536 appointed master of the choristers and in later years was described as composer of music to the French Royal Chapel. He held a canonry at Melun, probably his native town.

Certon left a quantity of vocal music, sacred and secular, the latter in the form of chansons and the former of Masses and motets, as well as a number of psalm settings.