(b ?Ghent, c.1500; d Vienna, Aug. 1565). Flemish organist and composer. From 1541 to 1550 he served as organist at St Mark's, Venice, as a colleague of Adrian Willaert, and from 1550 to his death he was employed at the imperial court at Vienna. Although his output includes motets and secular music, he is remembered today largely for his long polyphonic organ ricercars.
From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.