Langle, Honore François Marie


Born at Monaco, on the Mediterranean Sea; he became a pupil of Caffaro at the Conservatory in Naples. He became music-director at Genoa, in 1768 going to Paris, where he taught in the ficole Royale de Chant et de Declamation from 1784 to 1791. He was librarian and professor of harmony at the Paris Conservatory from 1795 to 1802, after which he was librarian only. He died at Villiersle-Bel, near Paris. His writings are more important than his compositions and include Traite d'harmonie et de modulation, Nouvelle methode pour chiffrer les accords, Traite de la basse sous le chant, Traite de la fugue, and a Methode de chant.