He probably entered royal service around , and in is first mentioned in documents from the royal court, when he won a song competition: he was to win two more, in and , for a motet and a chanson respectively. Du Caurroy accumulated wealth and honours in the first decade of the 17th century, including benefices and a large estate in Picardy. Du Caurroy was primarily interested in counterpoint , and was widely read in the theoretical work of the time, including that of Gioseffe Zarlino , who provided the best available summation of the contrapuntal practice in the 16th century. His contrapuntal interest is best shown in his sacred music, of which the largest collection is the two volumes of motets, 53 in all, entitled Preces ecclesiasticae, published in Paris in

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