«Jacques de Gallot» - biography, albums, songs, video clips

Composer and lutenist Jacques de Gallot (‘le vieux de Paris’) was born about 1625 and studied with Ennemond Gautier. His father was probably Antoine Gallot, lutenist to the Polish court until his death in 1647. His son Pierre was also a lutenist.


After spending some years outside his native France, Jacques de Gallot returned to Paris to give salon concerts and lessons. In 1684 he published his “Pieces de Luth Composees sur differens Modes…”, dedicated to vice admiral Victor Marie Comte d’Estrees. In his introduction to the work he offers a brief method for the lute, as well as an advertisement suggesting the adaptation of his pieces for ensemble. Rene Milleran, interpreter to Louis XIV, names the Gallots as being among the most accomplished lutenists of their time. Jacques de Gallot died in Paris sometime after 1690.