Gherardello da Firenze (Gherardellus, Ser Gherardello)

(? - 1364)

Italian composer. Sixteen of his works, mainly madrigals and ballate, are found in the Squarcialupi Codex, along with a portrait of him. He was one of the most important fourteenth Italian composers contemporary with Landini, and is especially famous for his caccia, Tosto che l'alba. His Gloria and Credo show the influence of the French style of Machaut .

IIIA: The Florentine Group