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Aaron [Aron], Pietro

Bonnie J. Blackburn.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Early Renaissance Music (1400-1500); High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 1991 words.

[Piero]

(b Florence, c1480; d after 1545). Italian theorist and composer. Nothing is known of Aaron’s early training, his teacher, or his career before 1516. He claims to have had...

Abondante [Abundante, dal Pestrino], Giulio

Henry Sybrandy.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 526 words.

[Julio]

(fl 1546–87). Italian lutenist and composer. ‘Pestrin’ is Venetian dialect for ‘mill’ or ‘dairy’, and it has been thought that this may indicate his family’s occupation...

Abrabanel, Isaac ben Judah

Don Harrán.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Early Renaissance Music (1400-1500); High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 240 words.

(b Lisbon, 1437; d Venice, 1508). Philosopher and biblical exegete. His writing on music forms the introduction to his commentary on Exodus xv (the ‘Song of the Sea’, 1505; null...

Abramino [Abramo] dall’Arpa

Don Harrán.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 218 words.

(fl Mantua, c1577–93). Italian harpist. He was one of a small number of Jewish musicians active in Mantua in the late 16th century. He appears to have been the grandson of Abramo...

Abramo dall’Arpa

Don Harrán.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 140 words.

(d 1566). Italian musician. From his name it can be assumed that he excelled as a harpist. He is probably identifiable with the moneylender Abraham Levi, a prominent member of the...

Accentus

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 59 words.

(Lat.).

A term used in the 16th century (e.g. Ornithoparchus, Musicae activae micrologus, 1517) for the simple forms of plainchant based on recitation tones as used in the...

Acelli [Accelli], Cesare

Harry B. Lincoln.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 73 words.

(fl 1586–8). Italian composer. Five madrigals by him survive in four anthologies of the 1580s. Three of these (RISM 15869, 1588¹4 and 1588¹8) feature Mantuan composers, and this could be...

Acquaviva d’Aragona, Andrea Matteo, Duke of Atri

Marco Della Sciucca.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 382 words.

(b Atri, 1458; d Conversano, Jan 19, 1529). Italian humanist, patron and theorist. He was a member of the Accademia Pontaniana in Naples and initiated a long-standing tradition of...

Adam von Fulda

Klaus Wolfgang Niemöller.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Renaissance Music (1400-1500); High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 805 words.

(b ?Fulda, c1445; d Wittenberg, 1505). German composer and theorist. Until about 1490 he was at the Benedictine monastery of Vornbach, near Passau, but he had to leave it when he...

Adams, Thomas

Miriam Miller.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 109 words.

(d London, 1620). English bookseller and publisher. He was established in London from 1591 and financed several significant musical publications, including John Dowland’s The Third and...

Adriaenssen [Adriaensen, Adriansen, Hadrianus, Hadrianius], Emanuel

Godelieve Spiessens.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 781 words.

[Emmanuel]

(b Antwerp, c1554; d Antwerp, bur. Feb 27, 1604). Flemish lutenist, teacher and composer. He went to Rome to study in 1574, a visit that probably accounts for the...

Adriani, Francesco

Patricia Ann Myers.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 144 words.

(b S Severino, nr Ancona, 1539; d Rome, Aug 16, 1575). Italian composer. It is uncertain when he went to Rome, but he is listed among the members of the Cappella Sistina from 17 July...

Afranio degli Albonesi

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 11 words.

Agazzari, Agostino (opera)

Margaret Murata.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 468 words.

(b ?1579–81; d Siena, Dec 1641–Jan 1642). Italian composer. Having lived in Siena from before 1596, he and his father were made nobles by the Grand Duke of Tuscany in 1601. Some time...

Aggere, Antonius de

Anna Maria Busse Berger.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 130 words.

(fl early 16th century). South Netherlandish scribe. He was previously thought to be a theorist and priest at the church of St Martin at Akkergem near Ghent, but was in fact Anthony of...

Agostini, Agostino

Iain Fenlon.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 163 words.

(b ?Ferrara; d Ferrara, Sept 20, 1569). Italian composer and singer. He was a relation (probably uncle) of Lodovico Agostini. He served as a singer at the ducal court of Ferrara between...

Agostini, Lodovico

Iain Fenlon.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 840 words.

(b Ferrara, 1534; d Ferrara, Sept 20, 1590). Italian composer and singer. He was a relation (probably nephew) of Agostino Agostini. He came from a family with strong musical traditions,...

Agresta, Agostino

Keith A. Larson.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: High Renaissance Music (1500-1600); Baroque Music. 320 words.

(b ?Naples, c1575–85; d after 1617). Italian composer. He may have supported himself much as did his elder brother Giovanni Antonio, who in 1598 was teaching singing to the children of...

Agricola [Ackerman], Alexander

Edward R. Lerner.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Renaissance Music (1400-1500); High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 5130 words.

(b Ghent, ?1445/6; d Valladolid, August 15, 1506). South Netherlandish composer, active in Italy, France and the Low Countries. He was renowned for his composition in all genres...

Agricola [Noricus], Johannes

Lini Hübsch-Pfleger.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: High Renaissance Music (1500-1600); Baroque Music. 209 words.

(b Nuremberg, c1560–70; d ?Erfurt, after 1601). German composer. In 1601, when he published a collection of motets, Agricola was teaching at the Gymnasium Augustinianum at Erfurt; he can...