Jacobus Vaet

(1529 - 1567)

Franco-Flemish composer. Kapellmeisterto the Archduke Maximilian in Prague from 1554, and when Maximilian succeeded as Emperor in 1564 became court Kapellmeisterin Vienna. His output consists almost entirely of church music, including many parody Masses on models by composers such as Josquin, Mouton and Crecquillon. His earlier work is solidly imitative in the manner of Gombert, but his later music shows the influence of Lassus in its freer textures and bold dissonances, and of the Venetians in his doublechoir pieces.

A Partial Jacobus Vaet Discography |  IVA: The Netherlanders around and after Josquin   |   IVB: At the Imperial Court of Maximilian I |  IVK: Orlandus Lassus and Catholic Polyphony in late 16th Century Germany