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Alfonso Ferrabosco

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1543–88), and

(c.1575–1628),

Italian composers in England. Alfonso the Elder, after a youthful career as an instrumentalist and singer in France, moved to England where...

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Alonso Mudarra

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Music.

(c.1510–1580),

Spanish composer and vihuelist who was brought up in the de Mendoza household. He became a canon at Seville Cathedral in 1546, where he became involved in musical...

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Amati

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

It. family of vn.‐makers (also vas., vcs., and dbs.) at Cremona. Comprised Andrea (c. 1505–c. 1580) whose sons Antonio (c. 1538–c. 1595) and Girolamo (Geronimus) (1561–1630) made many...

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Arnolt Schlick

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(c.1460–c.1521),

German composer, organist, and author of a treatise on organs. He acted as organ consultant in Hagenau, Speyer, and Neustadt an der Haardt (now Neustadt an der...

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Benedetto Pallavicino

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(b Cremona, 1551; d Mantua, 26 Nov. 1601).

Italian composer. He spent most of his career in Mantua in the service of the Gonzagas, succeeding Wert as maestro di cappella ...

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Claude Gervaise

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(fl Paris, 1540–60).

French composer and arranger. He made popular arrangements of dance tunes for Pierre Attaingnant, and composed one book of these Danceries himself (Poulenc...

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Claude Goudimel

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1514/20–72),

French Huguenot composer, music publisher, and editor who worked with Nicholas de Chemin. By 1557 he was in Metz but a decade later was in Lyon where he was ...

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Claude le Jeune

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(b Valenciennes, c.1530; d Paris, Sept. 1600).

French composer. About 1580 he was master of the children at the court of the Duke of Anjou. Because of his Protestant sympathies ...

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Claudio Merulo

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1533–1604),

Italian composer and organist. He was organist at Brescia Cathedral and San Marco, Venice; he composed masses and motets not only for special sacred occasions but also...

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clavicytherium

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

Upright version of hpd., developed in 15th and early 16th cents. A rare surviving example is in the coll. of the RCM.

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