Adam Rener (Reiner)

(? - c.1520)

Franco-Flemish composer. A chorister at the Imperial court under Isaac, from 1498-1500, he was from 1507 composer and historiographer to the Saxon court at Torgau; his last years were spent in poor health as a result of serious injuries received in a brawl. He wrote Catholic church music which shows the influence of Isaac, but some of it, including five Masses, was published in Rhaw's Lutheran collections, and by the time of his death he had probably become a Protestant.

IVA: The Netherlanders around and after Josquin