Along with his teacher, Léonin, he was one of the few composers of the period known by name, and noted for his use of florid organum, in which each note of a plainchant would underlie an elaborate melody on top.
Perotin's Important Works:
- Viderunt omnes Four-voice organa/Gradual for Christmas and Circumcision
- Sederunt principes Four-voice organa/Gradual for St. Stephen
- Mors Four-voice clausula
- Salvatoris hodie Three-voice conductus
- Alleluia, Pascha nostrum Three-voice organa/Alleluia for Easter
- Exiit sermo V. Sed sic Three-voice organa/Gradual for St. John the Evangelist