Michel L Affilard

Michel L Affilard, a tenor signer in the choir of Louis XIV. from 1683 to 1708, with a salary of 900 livres.

His work on singing at sight, ‘Principes tres faciles,’ etc., in which the time of the airs is regulated by a pendulum,–precursor of the metronome–passed through seven editions (Paris, 1691; Amsterdam, 1717).