Jacob Arcadelt (c.1505-1568) was born in Holland, influenced by Josquin and the Belgian School, became a singer in the court of Florence, and spent considerable time in Rome, first as singing-master of the boys' choir at St. Peter's, then entering the Papal choir as a singer. He went with Cardinal Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Guise to Paris as his personal court musician and composer.
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Catholic Encyclopedia article with details of secular and religious compositions, especially madrigals and masses.
Arcadelt, Jacob (c. 1505 - 1568), France
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Classical Archives: Jacob Arcadelt
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