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Pottier [Pollier, Potier, Potiers, Pottiers], Matthias

Godelieve Spiessens

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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( bc 1553; d Bruges, Dec 4, 1629). Flemish composer and priest. After being a chorister in St Donatian, Bruges, he entered the Bruges seminary on 23 June 1571 and was ordained priest on 16 June 1576. On 12 January 1577 he became kapelmeester of St Saviour, where only four months later (22 May 1577) he was appointed a prebendary canon. From 1584 to 1586 he stayed at Saint Omer and later became kapelmeester at Dunkirk. Early in January 1592 he succeeded Pevernage as kapelmeester at the Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp. He resigned from this post on 17 May 1615 on being made canon at St Donatian, Bruges (an appointment he took up on 2 September 1615); he was buried there.

Two collections edited by him were published by Phalèse: Selectissimarum missarum flores (RISM 1599¹), containing a five-part mass by Pottier himself, and Missae septem ex praestantissimis Italiae musicis octonis vocibus...

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Subjects: High Renaissance Music (1500-1600)

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