Arcadelt, Jacob

Period: Renaissance

Born: c. 1505

Died: 1568

Nation of Origin: France

Major Works:

Il bianco e dolce cigno (The sweet, white swan)
Sacred Music

Other Information:

Quick Facts:

  • After 1532, possibly a singer in the Medici court of Florence, Italy .
  • After 1537, worked in Venice, Italy.
  • 1540-1551, taught singing to boys in Saint Peter's in Rome.
  • 1551-1562, worked in Paris at court of Charles of Lorraine.
  • Composed church music.
  • Composed more than 200 secular madrigals.
  • Composed more than 126 secular chansons.
  • Composed at least 5 books of motets.

General Bibliography:

Reese, Gustave, Music in the Renaissance, W.W. Norton & Company; November 1959, ISBN: 0393095304

Sachs, Curt, The Rise of Music in the Ancient World , W. W. Norton & Company, 1943, ASIN: 0393097188

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109

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