Arcadelt, Jacob

(c.1514-c.1575) Composer, born Netherlands; died probably Paris. He went to Rome, 1539, where he directed the boys' choir at Saint Peter's, and from 1540-1549 sang in the papal choir. Six books of his madrigals appeared at Venice, 1538-1556, and three books of Masses and other sacred compositions, in Paris, 1557. As a musician of the Netherland school his influence helped to found the 16th-century Italian school.

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