The eldest son of Josse Boutmy who was the patriarch of this South Netherlands family of musicians. Like his father, Guillaume was a composer, harpsichordist and organist. He served in the court of the Prince of Thurn and Taxis where he was not only an organ builder but a composer and teacher as well. Guillaume composed a number of sonatas for the harpsichord reflecting the Italian schema of three movements and the French quality of elegance.
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