Antonio Zacaria [Zacharia, Zacara] da Teramo

(late 14th C/early 15th C)

Italian composer, from Teramo in S. Italy, who may be the 'Zacharias' of the Old Hall MS. All but one of his ten surviving secular pieces are ballate; he had a liking for unusual texts with a mixture of languages and bizarre, even Satanic, overtones. His Rosetta was extremely popular both as the basis for parody Mass movements by himself and others and in highly ornamented keyboard arrangements.

IIIA: The Florentine Group