(b Schweidnitz, Silesia [now Świdnica, Poland], c.1480; d nr Znaim, Moravia [now Znojmo, Czech Republic], early 1526). German church musician and composer. From 1522 until his death he was magister capellae at the Hungarian court in Ofen (now Budapest). His early work owes a debt to Heinrich Finck, with whom he may have studied; motets and Roman Catholic liturgical music predominate. Latterly he turned to writing German-texted psalm settings and sacred songs, and became one of the pioneer composers of the Lutheran Reformation. His music circulated widely in print.
From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.