Jacob Händl


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(b Ribniča, 1550; d Prague, 1591).

Slovenian composer. Was singer in imperial chapel, Vienna, by 1574. Choirmaster to Bishop of Olmütz, 1579–85, later cantor in Prague. Wrote 16 masses, many motets, and other church mus. Handel's Funeral Anthem is based on a Händl motet. Also known as Gallus.

Subjects: Music.

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