Born: c. 1490 in Bruges or Roulaers, Belgium
Died: Friday, December 7, 1562 in Venice, Italy
Nation of Origin: Belgium
Masses, Motets, and Madrigals
Works for double choir (for antiphonal performances in St. Mark's in Venice)
Willaert was born in Flanders and died in Venice. Willaert was a student of Mouton in Paris, worked in Rome, Ferrara, Milan, and was director of music (maestro di capella) at St. Mark's Basilica in Venice from 1527 to 1562.
The double-choir, double-organ configuration of St. Mark's was first developed by Adriaan Willaert beginning in 1527. Willaert's pupils included Gioseffo Zarlino, Cipriano de Rore, and probably Andrea Gabrieli.
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