Jacobus Vaet

(c. 1529—1567)

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(b Kortrijk or Harelbeke, c.1529; d Vienna, 8 Jan. 1567). Flemish composer. He spent some years in the service of Charles V before becoming Kapellmeister to the imperial chapel in Vienna. Most of his surviving music is sacred, though his motets include 17 settings of secular texts. He made much use of borrowed material, both from his own works and from those of others, including Josquin and Clemens non Papa. His earlier works are similar in style to Gombert's, but later works show the influence of Lassus, for example in their use of polychoral techniques.

From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.

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